Good bk for anyone interested in this detail May 26, 2011
I have an historical interest in the Battle for the Pacific, WWII, and enjoyed this book a lot. It corrects a substantial mis-perception about Guadalcanal. However, as a writer myself, I was frustrated by the lack of clarity in time-line and events, the constant blurring of detail about a major battle or ship being sunk or a seaman being injured, seeking help, putting himself out on morphine in the machine shop. I had to read it twice to get it all straight, making notes and going back and forth. Better writing and organization would have made it much more reader friendly.