Alexander, Joseph H(ammond)
ALEXANDER, Joseph H(ammond)
ALEXANDER, Joseph H(ammond). American, b. 1938. Genres: Military/Defense/Arms control, History, Plays/Screenplays, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: U.S. Marine Corps, career officer, 1960-88, including two combat tours in Vietnam, five years at sea, company commander in Vietnam, battalion commander in Okinawa, chief of staff for Third Marine Division, director of Marine Corps Research and Development Center, and service in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe, retiring as colonel; independent military historian and writer, 1989-. Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, life member; consultant to Smithsonian magazine, 1993, National Geographic Television, 1995. Publications: MONOGRAPHS: Across the Reef: The Marine Assault on Tarawa, 1993; Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, 1995; Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa, 1996; 20th Century Marines: Three Touchstone Battles, 1997. NONFICTION: (with M.E. Bartlett) Sea Soldiers in the Cold War: Amphibious Warfare, 1945-91, 1994; Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa, 1995; Storm Landings, 1997; (with D. Horan and N.C. Stahl) A Fellowship of Valor, 1998. TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES: Death Tide at Tarawa, 1993; Admiral "Bull" Halsey, 1994; Iwo Jima: Hell's Volcano, 1995; Okinawa: The Final Battle, 1995; Imperial Sunset at Saipan, 1995; The Bloody Hills of Peleliu, 1995; V-J Day: The Day That Changed the World, 1995; Chesty Puller, the Marine's Marine, 1998; America's Five-Star Heroes, 1998; The Spanish American War, 1998; A Fellowship of Valor, 1997; Fire & Ice, 1999. Contributor to books. Contributor to history and military journals. Address: 18 Sunset Summit, Asheville, NC 28804, U.S.A.