The Road to Victory

ON TO WESTWARD—Robert Sherrod—Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($3).

A very different kind of book on the same general subject is Robert Sherrod's On to Westward. As a TIME correspondent, Sherrod followed the war in the Central Pacific from Tarawa to Okinawa. The tragic Tarawa victory he described in a superb piece of war reporting, Tarawa (TIME, March 13, 1944). In On to Westward he reports the road to victory from Saipan to Okinawa. This book is a memorable day-to-day account of the high points—Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, the Ryukyus—in the bitter 3,500-mile battle that led from Tarawa to Tokyo. It is...

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