history U.S.A. $14.95 Canada $22.50 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 ...
history U.S.A. $14.95 Canada $22.50 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Guadalcanal Diary is a gripping day by day account of the first major Allied offensive in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Wanting to stop the Japanese from capturing Australia, American forces decided to stop Japan in the Solomon Islands with the capture of an island in that group called Guadalcanal. The Japanese built an airstrip there and had to be prevented from further expansion into the Pacific. The book is told from the perspective of American journalist Richard Tregaskis. He was an embedded reporter with the United States Marines during July, August, and September 1942. I found myself ducking for cover and dodging bullets as I read the author's fast moving and dramatic account of Marines in battle. Tregaskis also relates to the reader the briefs he received from the major Marine commanders such as General Alexander Vandegrift and Colonel Merritt Edson. Thus, we get both a boots on the ground perspective and a higher headquarters perspective in the narrative. The author's last diary entry was on September 26th but the battle would not officially conclude until February of 1943. At the end of the book Tregaskis provides a brief summary of the events which took place on Guadalcanal between October 1942 and February 1943. Though there are many (and more recent) books on this important battle, Guadalcanal Diary is combat reporting at its best. Highly recommended.
May 4, 2012
This book would be good for a student needing to write a book review. It is a condensed version of the full length book. Good as far as it went, however much was lost to someone who had read the original book.
Apr 27, 2012
i have not read the book yet.i just wanted to comment on the condition of the book i received.i have ordered quite a number of books from you in the past and have been completely satisfied.this book was in terrible condition.just wanted you to know.
Oct 9, 2008
This was a good book written for it's time which was during the war.
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