Battleground Pacific

A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5

By Sterling Mace; Nick Allen
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9781250005052, 333pp.)

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

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A POWERFULLY WROUGHT MEMOIR BY A MEMBER OF WWII’S FABLED 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Sterling Mace's unit was the legendary “K-3-5” (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack.

Battleground Pacific is filled with indelible moments that begin with his childhood growing up in Queens, New York, and his run-in with the law that eventually led to his enlistment. But this is ultimately a combat tale—as violent and harrowing as any that has come before. From fighting through the fiery hell that was Peleliu to the deadly battleground of Okinawa, Mace traces his path from the fear of combat to understanding that killing another human comes just as easily as staying alive. He learns that bravery often equates to stupidity, leading to the death of close friends, but also that life goes on, with death on its heels.

Battleground Pacific is one of the most important and entertaining memoirs about the Pacific theater in WWII.




About the Author
STERLING MACE enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and was stationed at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, the Brooklyn Naval Yard, and then finally Pavuvu, before experiencing the toughest fighting the Pacific war had to offer, as a rifleman in K/3/5, at Peleliu and later on Okinawa. He was a consultant on E.B. Sledge's book, "With the Old Breed." He lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida.


Mal Warwick, consultant, author, and public speaker, is the founder or cofounder of four affiliated companies: Mal Warwick & Associates, Inc.; Share Group, Inc.; donordigital.com LLC; and Response Management Technologies, Inc. These companies provide a wide range of fundraising and marketing services to nonprofit clients throughout North America. Warwick is the author or editor of ten books on the topic of fundraising, including "The Five Strategies for Fundraising Success,"

Ted Hart is president and CEO of ePhilanthropyFoundation, an organization devoted to fostering secure, private, and ethical online philanthropy. Hart serves on the Association of Fundraisers Professionals' International Board of Directors.

Nick Allen is CEO of donordigital.com LLC, the digital direct marketing company that helps nonprofits use the Internet for fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and e-commerce.
Allen has twenty-five years of experience in building nonprofit organizations, raising money, organizing, and media and public relations. He is the coeditor of the first edition of" Fundraising on the Internet" (Strathmoor Press, 1996)

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