I received a prepublication copy of this book (November 24, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, Amazon and Goodreads. This is the e-book release of an earlier publication. It was previously released in 2012.
I requested this book because I am an avid reader about American history including the World War II. This is the first book by Mike Guardia that I have read.
This book is well researched and includes several photos from the Blackburn family collection that add to narrative. While somewhat biographical in nature, the main focus of the book is Blackburn’s serving during World War II in the Philippines serving as a guerrilla forces leader and coordinator. The most interesting part of the book for me was the differences between the different Philippine tribal fighters as to their dedication and belief in what they were fighting for. The author’s writing style is enough to hold your interest, but not on a part with some other biographical authors. It is a quick read.
I would recommend this book to someone who is interested learning more about the guerrilla actions in the Philippines during World War II or those who may have an interest in learning more about Blackburn himself.