The Timid Marine

Surrender to Combat Fatigue

by Joseph Lanciotti



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2005

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9780595348664
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9780595795864

About the Book

The Timid Marine examines the courage of young men facing combat in World War II during the battle for Okinawa. It takes four kids from their hometowns to Parris Island Boot Camp, the South Pacific and China.

The author, Joseph Lanciotti, describes combat with its fear, and brutality that tested men whose vacillating courage ranged from heroism to accusations of cowardice. Many young men and women today are undergoing that same evaluation as they are deployed to serve our country.

About the Author

The author is a veteran of the Okinawa battle in WWII and the occupation of China after the war. Those experiences are the foundation of this book.

His previous book was River Island.

Joseph Lanciotti lives in New Jersey.