- ISBN/SKU: 9781591140269
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: WWII
- Number of Pages: 208
- Subject: Biography
- Date Available: November 2010
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Few Marines have had more impact on the Corps' history than Pete Ellis, and none have been more controversial. This biography of the brilliant yet troubled Marine disputes many long-accepted but unsubstantiated accounts of his life and death. Ellis' legacy as the father of amphibious warfare is fully examined by the authors, who searched through family papers, fitness reports, and Japanese sources, and who interviewed eyewitnesses to solve the mysteries of Ellis' tragic life.
Dirk Anthony Ballendorf is a professor at the University of Guam and the author of several books.
Merrill L. Bartlett, a Marine Corps officer for twenty years, has written many books on naval history. He is the co-author of Leathernecks and lives on Vashon Island, WA.