Robert Sherrod's books are from experince being with us durring the battles. Alexander who was never with us being a late comer writes from what he read or heard. I met Sherrod at our battalion reunion and he signed my book or books.
I have read many books on the battle but the best, most descriptive I think is "UTMOST SAVAGERY" by Col Joseph H. Alexander USMS (Ret). Col Alexander spent 28 years in the Corps and has written a... more
Rrobert Sherrod William L. Jefferies,Sat Apr 21 09:35
Jeff, You are absolutely correct. Robert Sherrod wrote a GREAT book,"Tarawa, the story of a battle". My Mother received a copy signed by Mr. Sherrod. (My brother KIA) There have been many books... more
Jeff I knew Sherrod well. He was a great friend to those of us who served on Tarawa. Alexandere picked up all the wrong "stuff" and printed it as gospel. At a forum in 1991, I challenged him on... more
Col Bale, I went to my book rack and picked out one of Robert Sherrod's books, 3rd edition of Tarawa. In front of the book from John Field, Governor of Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony were these... more