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Victory in the Pacific

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Greatness in excellence
Many men and women have graced this world with their inspirational leadership and never ending tenacity. But amongst these men and women, there is a more selected group that stands out from them all. Although each may be from a different time era, their attributes and determination remain fairly the same. Even through their diverse profession greatness and excellence never fails to shine from them. However, the very same intentions that those men and women long to accomplish reflect the type of person, good or bad, they seem to us. People like Adolf Hitler, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mahatma Ghandi all have influenced millions of people around the world: as mentioned before, good and bad.

Lieutenant Colonel North
Oliver Laurence North is a San Antonio native and a United States Naval Academy graduate. Ollie served in the Vietnam War up until 1988 as a United States Marine Core Lieutenant Colonel. Many view Ollie's history as a stain in his past while others see past that and focus on what he accomplished as a reporter, military historian, and best-selling author. All in all, we can safely say that his modern day contributions has changed his image.

Ollie, a twenty-two year veteran, has written many books, several best-selling, that have captivated many readers with his narratives of United States' wars ranging from World War II up to the Afghanistan war. In my honest opinion, his time as a Marine, serves as his best credential as a military historical writer and allows him to familiarize himself with the experiences of the past and present wars' veterans. War Stories II: Victory in the Pacific really caught my attention because of it being over the history of War World II and because it was written by a Vietnam war veteran and not a writer that only has history classes that serves as knowledge of war time events.

The sequel to the Great War
War World II brought with it many great historical victories and as many...