Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan

Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of No Easy Day comes a thrilling World War II story of the American airborne soldiers who captured a Japanese-held island fortress In late December 1941, General Douglas MacArthur, caught off guard by the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, is forced to retreat to Corregidor, a jagged, rocky island fortress at the mouth of M From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of No Easy Day comes a thrilling World War II story of the American a...

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Title:Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan
Author:Kevin Maurer
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ISBN:Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan Reviews

  • Jay
    Jan 24, 2021
    I'm pretty conversant with most of the parachute operations that took place in Europe and the Mediterranean in World War II, from Eben Emael and Crete to Market-Garden and Varsity. I even know about the Soviet drop at Kanev, and operations by the American 11th Airborne Division in...
  • Steve
    Dec 04, 2020
    Very interesting book as well as enjoyable!!!! When I think of American paratroopers during World War II, I think of the 82ns and 101st Airborne that fought in Europe. I never knew of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment that fought on the island of Corregidor in the Philippine island...
  • Alex Kershaw
    Nov 30, 2020
    Loved this book. It's an amazing true story never told before. We always think of Europe when we think of WW2 paras. Think again. Written with real gusto and style. Proper page turner. Loved this book. It's an amazing true story never told before. We always think of Europe when...
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    Jan 29, 2021
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    Jan 15, 2021
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    Feb 09, 2021
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  • Randall Malone
    Jan 01, 2021
    Amazing book about real life heroes. They weren?t called the greatest generation for nothing. This book hit home as my grandfather also fought for the liberation of the Philippines. Loved it. Definitely worth your time to read especially if you are a WWII buff or just love history. ...
  • Randall Thomas
    Dec 22, 2020
    An outstanding book on a battle I knew nothing about. Written as a story made it easier to follow than some other battle histories where one needs a map to keep track of the movements. Some reviewers marked the book down due to the author's note on the terms "Jap" and &q...
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    Nov 24, 2020
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    Dec 13, 2020
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    Dec 03, 2020
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    Dec 13, 2020
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    Dec 26, 2020
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    Dec 12, 2020
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  • Rebecca Curnutt
    Jan 24, 2021
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  • Beth
    Dec 02, 2020
    This was an alright story, however I didn?t find it really compelling or exciting. I understand the importance since we mostly hear about paratroopers in the European theater. So on that point, I see why this book could be important. All that was overshadowed though with the firs...
  • Mario F.
    Dec 07, 2020
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  • Rich Iorio
    Dec 09, 2020
    This book has a special significance to me, my grandfather jumped on Corregidor with the 503rd. He said he went out the door his the wind pushed his helmet over his eyes he pushed it up next thing he knew his feet hit the ground and all hell broke loose . Come to learn in this book he ...
  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Jan 25, 2021
    One of My New Year resolutions was to read more non fiction, WW2 has always interested me and when I received this book I immediately started it! To be honest I don?t know very much about paratroopers and I feel like we don?t hear a lot about them. When I started this book I was ...
  • Cheri Branham
    Jan 24, 2021
    Amazing Stories Another great book about the greatest generation and the brave men who fought to take back Corrigador. These brave men gave everything they had to take back what the Japanese had taken. ...
  • Akshaya Handa
    Jan 20, 2021
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    Nov 26, 2020
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    Dec 11, 2020
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  • Hugh Breslin
    Feb 10, 2021
    I loved this book. My father was in the 503rd and jumped on Corregidor. Gave me some insight into what he faced in the war. As most WWII vets, he never spoke about his combat tour of duty. I wish he was alive today to share this with him. RIP Dad. ...
  • Ron Baumer
    May 23, 2020
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  • Bryan
    Feb 11, 2021
    Audiobook - 3 stars. Glad to have watched movies/documentaries of the Pacific war before I read this so I had a clearer picture in my head what these soldiers were up against. Wish I could see a Hollywood adaptation of that Sherman tank blowing up. ...
  • Tami Ami
    Jan 27, 2021
    Kevin Maurer did a great job to collect some of the last surviving accounts and sentiments of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Division that dropped on Corregidor. War is brutal and often graphic. But, Mr Maurer set the stage to remember the events that were, for many, their last days of W...
  • Ernesto Ludman
    Jan 06, 2021
    Fascinating story about a bit of history I knew nothing about before I picked up the book. Very skilled writer who knows how to keep the reader engaged. ...
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    Jan 13, 2021
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  • Mschultz62000
    Jan 27, 2021
    As a history buff, I'm disappointed by how much I know about the war in the Pacific. This is a great telling of a crucial battle that was a precursor to the invasion of Japan. After reading this I have a further understanding of what such an invasion would have been like. It creat...