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Hugh Ambrose dies at 48; author of WWII history 'The Pacific'
Hugh Ambrose dies at 48; author of WWII history 'The Pacific'

Hugh Ambrose, a historian who wrote the best-selling World War II history "The Pacific" and served as a consultant when it was turned into an Emmy-award winning HBO miniseries, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, Mont., his sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday. Hugh Ambrose began the research for "The Pacific" with his father, noted historian Stephen Ambrose, and he carried on after his father's death in 2002. That work culminated in the book and a 10-part 2010 HBO miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks that tells the story of the war's Pacific Theater through the eyes of individual Marines. Hugh Alexander...

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