Battle Cry Author:Leon M. Uris No name is more famed in the annals of war than that of the United States Marines. Here at last is a novel to do that name justice. It is the story of "Huxley's Whores," one of the toughest outfits in the Corps, and what made them tick. More particularly it is the story of the men of one radio squad and their adventures from book camp to Guad... more »alcanal, Tarawa, and elsewhere.
After so many novels exposing the horrible side of war, here is a more balanced picture. Danny and his squad go through ten dozen kinds of hell, and many leave their hopes and lives on the battlefield, but they do not lose sight of their guiding principle, the pride of their calling, and the devotion to duty characteristic of the true military man since the dawn of history.
Here is a story of American youth in the crucible of war, true, funny, terrible and touching all at once.« less