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The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War by Stephen C Murray (review)

The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War by Stephen C Murray... 244 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) ate its appended “Research Guide to in national histories that endeavor Finding Family.” This lists helpful to explain and justify an unneces- archives and online sites for seekers sary slaughter. Murray’s book seeks beginning a paternal family quest. to correct that neglect. While the The Mothers’ Darling project also author’s investigation of American has its own progeny: a website and Japanese sources is impressive, (http://www.otago.ac.nz/usfathers/) his inclusion of Palauan elders’ voices that offers research advice and invites is what makes this work so distinc- submissions that might help track tive. The Battle over Peleliu thus missing dads. These life histories represents a most valuable addition to remind us that Pacific War relics earlier works by Geoff White, Lamont include both people’s bodies and Lindstrom, Lin Poyer, Suzanne stories. Falgout, Laurence Carucci, Keith Camacho, and Judy Bennett that deal lamont lindstrom with the Pacific War’s effects on Island University of Tulsa populations. Murray gives close historical *** and ethnographic attention to the multiple contexts, both indigenous The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, and international, that prefaced the Japanese, and American Memo- battle. His book is divided into three ries of War, by Stephen C http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War by Stephen C Murray (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 30 (1) – Jan 12, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

244 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) ate its appended “Research Guide to in national histories that endeavor Finding Family.” This lists helpful to explain and justify an unneces- archives and online sites for seekers sary slaughter. Murray’s book seeks beginning a paternal family quest. to correct that neglect. While the The Mothers’ Darling project also author’s investigation of American has its own progeny: a website and Japanese sources is impressive, (http://www.otago.ac.nz/usfathers/) his inclusion of Palauan elders’ voices that offers research advice and invites is what makes this work so distinc- submissions that might help track tive. The Battle over Peleliu thus missing dads. These life histories represents a most valuable addition to remind us that Pacific War relics earlier works by Geoff White, Lamont include both people’s bodies and Lindstrom, Lin Poyer, Suzanne stories. Falgout, Laurence Carucci, Keith Camacho, and Judy Bennett that deal lamont lindstrom with the Pacific War’s effects on Island University of Tulsa populations. Murray gives close historical *** and ethnographic attention to the multiple contexts, both indigenous The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, and international, that prefaced the Japanese, and American Memo- battle. His book is divided into three ries of War, by Stephen C

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Published: Jan 12, 2018

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