Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

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This celebrated classic gives a soldier's-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles--crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general. Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, Richard Tregaskis volunteered to be there. An on-location news correspondent (at the time, one of only two on Guadalcanal), he lived alongside the soldiers: sleeping on the ground--only to be awoken by air raids--eating the sometimes meager rations, and braving some of the most dangerous battlefields of World War II. He more than once narrowly escaped the enemy's fire, and so we have this incisive and exciting inside account of the groundbreaking initial landing of U.S. troops on Guadalcanal.

With a new Introduction by Mark Bowden--renowned journalist and author of Black Hawk Down--this edition of Guadalcanal Diary makes available once more one of the most important American works of the war.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c2000.
ISBN: 9780679640233
Characteristics: xiv, 240 p. ;,21 cm.


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Nov 04, 2018

It clearly states in the initial pages that this edition is “for boys and girls”, and is shorter than the original edition.
This should be stated when it is listed in the catalog.

Mar 16, 2013

The author landed with the Marines on Guadalcanal in August 1942 and observed the first land battles of the war as the Marines successfully defended Henderson Field against the Japanese. Highly Recommended!!

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