This is the second book I have read about Iwo. The first was by Edwin P. Hoyt. While I enjoy Hoyt's writing style more than I do of Ross, I have to admit that Ross's book is far more detailed. The book covers just about every detail about the battle. Sprinkled throughout are the stories (often only a paragraph long) of those individuals who fought on Iwo. Overall, I'm giving this 4 out of 5 stars.