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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Sloan Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Respected historian Bill Sloan tells the full story of the Battle of Okinawa as it has never been told before, through the eyes of the men in battle.

Using the same grunt's-eye-view narrative style of Sloan's acclaimed Brotherhood of Heroes, The Ultimate Battle is the full story of the largest land-sea-air battle ever waged by the United States, a battle whose staggering casualties and take-no-prisoners ferocity led Truman to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. From April through June 1945, more than 250,000 American and Japanese lives were lost, including those of nearly 150,000 civilians who either committed suicide or were caught in the crossfire. This book tells a gripping story of heroism, sacrifice, and death.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doug Hauser | 12/11/2013

    " This is the second Sloan book that I have read and they have both been very good. The other was about the survivors of Wake Island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alec Gray | 12/3/2013

    " A new recap of the last and bloodiest battle of WWII. Truely horrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elh52 | 10/21/2013

    " Since I lived there for awhile I thought I should read this book. I wish I had paid more attention to landmarks when I was there. But I was young. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Callister | 9/16/2013

    " Vast in scope of human lives in the horror of Okinawa for everyone involved. Book shows Japan's determination to fight for the homeland and the staggering cost such an invasion would have been. "

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About the Author

Bill Sloan is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent being Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944—The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War and Given Up for Dead: America’s Heroic Stand at Wake Island. During his ten years as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the Dallas Times Herald, he covered many of the major events and personalities of the second half of the twentieth century and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Dallas, Texas.