Iwo Jima Resources
Museums and Associations
- Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos
- Iwo Jima Association of America. There is an Iwo Jima Association of Japan, which works with this association to handle reunion events on the island.
- Los Alamos Historical Society and Los Alamos Historical Museum
- Marine Corps Association & Foundation
- National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
- National Museum of the Marine Corps
- National Museum of the Pacific War
- Marine Military Academy Harlingen, Texas site of Iwo Jima Memorial Museum
- Pritzker Military Museum and Library
- Young Marines
For Teachers and Students
Iwo Jima study guide based on author's research; information that didn't fit in the book
Iwo Jima Virtual Field Trip videoconference from National World War II Museum
Practice coordinate graphing to create picture of Iwo Jima flag-raising
USAF Pacific Air Forces article on significance of Iwo Jima to the Air Force
Teacher resources from USMC Museum
Websites and Articles Online
- Atomic Archive, National Science Digital Library
- Atomic Heritage Foundation
- Chicago Tribune. “Stamp Debate is Mushrooming.”
- Department of Defense Stress Awareness. “Combat Stress.”
- Department of the Navy. “US Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Casualties in World War II.”
- 5th Marine Division.com.
- 509th Composite Group. “Manhattan Project.”
- HonorYourVeteran.com. “Medal History & Protocol: The Medal of Honor.”
- Leatherneck Marine Corps online community.
- Los Alamos Historical Society.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory Periodic Table of Elements. “Fermium.”
- Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our History.”
- Los Angeles Times. “Japan Objects to Atomic Bomb Stamps.”
- Manhattan Project, The: an interactive history.
- Marine Corps Association & Foundation. Simpson, Ross W. “From Leatherneck: Iwo Jima: A Surgeon’s Story.” Originally published in Leatherneck Magazine February 1990.
- The Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipients. “Justice M. Chambers.”
- Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume XIV, Victory in the Pacific: 1945. ibiblio.org
- The National Museum of the Marine Corps. “World War II Gallery.”
- National Park Service. “Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.”
- Navy Department Library, The. “Justice M. Chambers, Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR.”
- Running 50. “Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Morning Joe.”
- Saluting American Valor. “The Medals.”
- Stamp News Now. “The Banned A-Bomb Stamp.”
- Stars and Stripes. Schogol, Jeff. “Are Purple Hearts from 1945 still being awarded?” September 1, 2010.
- Sun Tzu. The Art of War. Translated by Lionel Giles. The Internet Classics Archive, Daniel C. Stephenson, 2009.
- Theismann, Jeanne. “Survivors Reunite for 68th Anniversary of Iwo Jima.” Black Sands, summer 2013.
- The United States Army Air Forces in World War II (link may be broken; also seethis link
- Unit 731.
- University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research. “Presentation on Los Alamos County.” January 2003.
- University of North Carolina Wilmington Abrons Student Health Center. “Instruction Sheet: Foreign Body Left in Wound.”
- USMC Training and Education Command (TECOM) website, US Marine Corps.
- US Department of Defense. “Military Awards for Valor – Top 3.”
- US Postal Service. “Publicity Kit: Medal of Honor: World War II Forever Stamps.”
- USS Indianapolis website. “Captain McVay.”
- Voices of the Manhattan Project.
- Wachi, Tsunezo. “The August Virtue of His Imperial Majesty.” Translated by Rosa Ogawa. January 1989.
- World War II Database.
- WWII Wiki. “Banzai Charge.”
- "’Utter Destruction,’ Promised in Potsdam Ultimatum, Unleashed; Power Equals 2,000 Superforts.” Santa Fe New Mexican. Monday, August 6, 1945.
Books and Other Media
These books, websites, and other media were helpful in writing Fighting the Unbeatable Foe.
Barrella, Carron. More than 36 Days: Four Ordinary Men Face Extraordinary Circumstances. 2011. morethan36days.com
Bartley, Lt Col Whitman S. (USMC). Iwo Jima: Amphibious Epic. Washington DC: Historical Branch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1957.
Botkin Geoff. League of Grateful Sons. DVD. Faith of Our Fathers Project, Vision Forum Ministries, 2005.
Brady, James. Why Marines Fight. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Brode, Bernice. Tales of Los Alamos: Life on the Mesa 1943-1945. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society, 1997.
Buell, Hal. Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue: Iwo Jima and the Photograph that Captured America. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2006.
Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.
Chapin, First Lieutenant John C. (USMCR). The 4th Marine Division in World War II. History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., 1974 reprint of 1945 edition.
Dockery, Kevin. Navy SEALs: A History of the Early Years. New York: The Berkeley Publishing Group, 2001.
Fermi, Laura. Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1954.
Feynman, Richard P. “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a Curious Character. Edited by Ralph Leighton and Edward Hutchings. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1985
Frank, Richard B. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
Gallagher, Thomas. Assault in Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Bomb. Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 2002.
Glines, Carroll V. The Doolittle Raid: America’s daring first strike against Japan. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1991.
Goudsmit, Samuel A. Alsos. History of Modern Physics, 1800-1950; vol.1. Los Angeles/San Francisco: Tomash Publishers, 1983.
Greene, Bob. Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
Haynes, Major General Fred (USMC-ret) and James A. Warren. The Lions of Iwo Jima. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008.
Held, E.B. A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
Henri, Raymond. Iwo Jima: Springboard to Final Victory. New York: U.S. Camera Publishing Corporation, 1945.
Hudson, William A. Once A Marine, Always A Marine. Unpublished Manuscript, Summer 1999. Photocopy.
Hudson, William A. Oral History of William Hudson, World War II Marine. Transcript of recorded interview by Paul Stillwell. USMC Collection, Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, 2005.
Jones, R.V. Introduction to Alsos, by Samuel A. Goudsmit. History of Modern Physics, 1800-1950; vol. 1.Los Angeles/San Francisco: Tomash Publishers, 1983.
Kim, Dong-Won. Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan. Boca Raton, Florida: Taylor & Francis Group, Inc., 2007.
Krauss, Robert and Amelia, eds. The 509th Remembered: A History of the 509th Composite Group as Told by the Veterans That Dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan. Rev. ed. Buchanan, MI: 509th Press, 2009.
Lyon, Fern, and Jacob Evans, eds. Los Alamos: The First Forty Years. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society, 1984.
Maas, Dr. James B. Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance. New York: Quill, 1998.
Makos, Adam, and Marcus Brotherton. Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II. New York: The Berkeley Publishing Group, 2013.
Marling, Karal and John Wetenhall. Iwo Jima: Monuments, Memories, and the American Hero. Harvard University Press, 1991.
McManus, John C. Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq. New York: Penguin Group, 2010.
Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon Ship! The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.
Newcomb, Richard F. Iwo Jima. New York: Bantam Books, 1965.
Okabe, Tatsumi. Revival of Japanese Militarism? Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Occasional Paper No. 22, July 1974.
Prange, Gordon W., Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon. God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor. Washington, D.C.: Prange Enterprises, Inc., 1990.
Proehl, Carl W., ed. The Fourth Marine Division In World War II. Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1946.
Roensch, Eleanor Stone. Life Within Limits. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society, 1993.
Russell, Michael. Iwo Jima. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
Segre, Emilio. Enrico Fermi: Physicist. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1970.
Shirer, William L. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. New York: Fawcett Crest, 1960.
Smith, Larry. Iwo Jima: World War II Veterans Remember the Greatest Battle of the Pacific. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.
Sulzberger, C.L. World War II. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970.
Szasz, Ferenc Morton. The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion July 16, 1945. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.
Tibbets, Paul W. Jr. with Clair C. Stebbins and Harry Franken. The Tibbets Story. New York: Stein and Day, 1978.
Truman, Harry S. Memoirs by Harry S. Truman. Volume One: Year of Decisions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955.
Wilson, Jane S., and Charlotte Serber, eds. Standing By and Making Do: Women of Wartime Los Alamos. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Historical Society, 1997.
Warren, James A. American Spartans: The U.S. Marines: A Combat History from Iwo Jima to Iraq. New York: Free Press, 2005.