This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, lagoons, the jungles, the full moon rising against the volcanoes.This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, lagoons, the jungles, the full moon rising against the volcanoes.Read Less
This is the book that inspired the musical, "South Pacific," was James A Michener's first and also won the Pullitzer price. An inspiration on many levels.
Jan 5, 2012
Least we forget
It is easy to forget what we went through decades ago in order to maintain the freedom we had obtained through long years of hard struggle. These tales of the South Pacific remind us that there was an equally important theatre of operation in the South Pacific. Not as much attention was given in the press and newsreels as in the European theatre ... but it was just as deadly and just as important. Here told with a sprinkling of humor. Reading just one of the tales and you agree with the Pulitzer committee.
Jan 27, 2011
Good Book Great Value
For the price- it's a good value.
Seller - does great in shipping and packing.
Great service - great read.
Oct 4, 2007
A classic ruined by poor proofing
This book is a classic American collection of stories revealing the realities of military and civilian life in the exotic WWII locales of the Pacific. Unfortunately, this paperback edition is rife with misspelled words, missing punctuation, and crude type. A trade edition should be released, accompanied by a scholary foreward.
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