By Leon Uris
Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by way of the bestselling writer of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.
initially released in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the uncooked and fascinating tale of guys at warfare from a mythical American writer.
this can be the tale of enlisted males – Marines – at the start of global conflict II. they're a rough–and–ready tangle of fellows from America's towns and farms and reservations. Led via a difficult veteran sergeant, those infantrymen band jointly to end up a part of probably the most elite struggling with forces on the planet. With unbelievable realism and aspect, we persist with them into excessive battles – Guadalcanal and Tarawa – and during remarkable moments of camaraderie and bravado. Battle Cry doesn't extol the glories of warfare, yet proves itself to be one of many maximum warfare tales of all time.
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