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Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War


The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667

total baloney

by jimmymack on Nov 5, 2010

he was only in Okinamia-not canal-tarawa or pelieu,so many military books quote his "experiences".page(256 paperback he admits he was never in the ist 3) total feel good nostalgia type "history." there was a much high of rate of volunteers andmuch lower combat fatigue in viet nam. (see Stolen Valor ... More


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by WmTN on Oct 9, 2008

Every American should read this book. It is William Manchester's memoir of the Pacific War of World War II, as he saw it. Manchester, who later became one of the most distinguished of American Writers, was a sergeant in the USMC and fought nearly every one of the bloody island campaigns of that war. ... More


Excellent read.

by sherifdoug on Aug 6, 2007

A little strange in the literary approach, but a great book just the same. Written from the junior combat officer's perspective. More

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