Maj. ROBERT S. BURRELL of Wesley Chapel, Florida is a former instructor of naval history at the U.S. Naval Academy. His work on Iwo Jima has received awards from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the Society of Military History, and the Naval Historical Center. He is a combat vetern of two tours in Iraq with more than twenty years of service.
"[Burrell's] analysis and conclusions will revolutionize current scholarship in this area and have a significant impact on a wide range of issues, including topics beyond Iwo Jima . . . This book should have a dramatic impact on scholarly and public views of the campaign and larger issues such as strategic planning and decision-making during the war."--Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR, former deputy director of the Marine Corps History and Museum Division and author of "Chesty: The Story of Lt. Gen Lewis B. Puller"