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by Duane P. Schultz
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  • Author:
    Duane P. Schultz
  • ISBN:
    0417042809
  • ISBN13:
    978-0417042800
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  • Publisher:
    Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (September 13, 1979)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    1569 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    669
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A good example of 1970's Bantam/Jove/Playboy Paperback military history genre, Duane Schultz's book covers the basics of the doomed 1941 Wake Island defense in a crisp and deft manner

Like the battle of the Alamo, the fate of the American defenders of Wake Island became a rallying cry during subsequent encounters. A good example of 1970's Bantam/Jove/Playboy Paperback military history genre, Duane Schultz's book covers the basics of the doomed 1941 Wake Island defense in a crisp and deft manner. I found Appendix II, "The Cunningham Controversy" the most compelling and poignant part.

by. Schultz, Duane P. Publication date. Wake Island, Battle of, Wake Island, 1941.

Schultz, Duane P. New York : St. Martin's Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Like the battle of the Alamo, the fate of the American defenders of Wake Island became a rallying cry during subsequent encounters. This is not an epic work, checking in at just over 200 pages. But it is exciting and well written military history in the fine tradition of Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan.

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WAKE ISLAND A Gripping Story of Disaster And Heroism. On the same day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) they also began a savage assault on the tiny Pacific island of Wake. For 14 bloody days, a small, ill-equipped contingent of Marines battled against overwhelming odds. The world holds its breath and watches as a small band of Marines miraculously beats back massive enemy invasions by air, land and sea.

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Laizel
This is an outstanding account of the battle for Wake Island at the outbreak of WWII. Duane Schultz offers a well researched and very readable history of this battle, which while an American defeat was also one of its earliest victories. While the Island was eventually surrendered to the Japanese, the price they had to pay for it was very steep. The American public needed good news at the start of the war, and for sixteen days the Wake Island defenders gave it to them. Also covered here are other topics of interest including; Japanese war crimes (100 civilian construction workers were executed by the paranoid Japanese), and the controversy of who was in ultimate command of Wake Island (Cmdr W. S. Cunningham was the senior officer on Wake Island but was completely left out of all accounts of the battle, including award citations). This is a great book and one I highly recommend.
NiceOne
Schultz's recounting of the events at Wake reflect considerable previously published material from Devereux's 1947 and other first-hand accounts. On topic and organized well from the standpoint of chronology the book's strengths are its valuable appendicies and pictures along with most notably Schultz's attempt to bring credit to the late RADM Cunningham, whose command of the garrison at Wake Island has been overshadowed by the fickle nature of American combat history and Hollywood. Not to be neglected by historians, but for the history buff I would read either this book or Devereux's, to read both would be greatly redundant.
Thohelm
This was a great book about an island during World War II. In the beginning it took a path most war books don't travel, it started talking largely about the island itself. It may seem a little boring but it was actually quite interesting. Don't think it lacked action and heroism because the second half was full of brave men defending the small island in the Pacific Ocean.