"Run and Gun" is an absorbing and energetically written military story about a young Professional baseball player who was drafted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
This novelized version of his memoirs takes the reader through Boot camp, Marine Corps baseball, a love affair, oversea duty,and the "Battle of the Perimeter" on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands in March of 1944 and the invasion of the Philippine Islands in January of 1945. After the "Battle of the Perimeter" was over the various branches of the military organized baseball teams to play each other.The betting and fighting that took place during these games is priceless.
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By Lee James Walewander
Mar 24, 2011
If you love baseball and are a World War II buff, "Run and Gun" is just the book for you to read. I never realized that the servicemen played competitive baseball against each other after the islands were secure. All I thought they did was rest and recuperate.Well to my pleasant surprise "Run and Gun" has it all. Would also make a great movie. Arnold Grabowski--------- I really enjoyed reading Run and Gun.The way it is written makes you feel like you are right there with you and your friends. Both the funny parts and the scary parts. Liked it very much. Wally K.
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