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Iwo Jima Resources

Museums and Associations

Hudson after running up Mount Suribachi, 2002
Hudson after running up Mount Suribachi, 2002

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

Hudson receiving the Bronze Star, November 1945
Hudson receiving the Bronze Star, November 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.