PACIFIC ALAMO: The Battle for Wake Island.
Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )
New York: New American Library (2003.). First edition - From the back cover: "It began in the shadow of Pearl Harbor - mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed.On that fateful December morning in 1941, Japanese planes flew over Wake Island, bombing the twelve U.S. Marine aircraft stationed there, wreaking havoc and massive destruction while nullifying Wake's aerial resistance." This account of the protracted defense of the island by the Marines and the civilian construction workers is the first full account of the events of that dark December. Based on extensive research and interviews with the survivors. Notes, bibliography. This uncommon advance issue does not include the photographs and maps found in the final published version. 308 pp
Condition: Very near fine in printed cream wrappers.