At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, during a U.S. assault on a vital airfield on the day after the island invasion began, Jack Lucas and three other Marines were attacking a Japanese pillbox when two enemy grenades landed in their midst. Private Lucas jumped on both of them, driving them into the volcanic ash. Then they exploded. Thus did a 17-year-old from North Carolina become the youngest soldier in the twentieth century, and the youngest Marine in history, to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Today, when Jack Lucas speaks, crowds gather to honor him and pay tribute to Marine heritage and pride. Mr. Lucas is as close a thing to a rock star as our World War II generation has.
©2006 Jack H. Lucas and D.K. Drum; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"His re-creation of his part in the battle of Iwo Jima is the highlight of the book." (Publishers Weekly)
Poorly written with very little space devoted to the writer's battlefield experiences. The book is esentially a story of his boyhood experiences with boilerplate writing of the main battle which has been in the public domain for decades.
Loved reading about the life of this hero Jack Lucas. I could not put this book down, having met Jack this book had more meaning for me. Rest in peace Jack, you will always be in my thoughts, Semper Fi.
This book is named similar to Unbroken. A total rip off of that book that was a best seller. I mistakenly purchased this crappy book thinking I was buying the other one. This book is poorly written, poorly narrated, and is a crummy book altogether. Do not waste your money and don't support a sham like this.
This book sucks!
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