Fair. No dust jacket. ex library book/cover taped but appears to be solid/worn/rubbing/part of spine loose/book is very readable/ illustrations and maps at center of book. "Line up at a field kitchen Flying Fortresses take off from Henderson Field Marines examine a beached Japanese landing barge A 70 mm field piece captured from the Japs Veterans of the Tenaru River fight Japanese prisoners light up happily Souvenir of an air raid Checking progress of operations on a map and in the National League A B-17 Bomber camouflaged in the jungle A 75 gun in a tropical settin A Grumman Wildcat set afire by a Jap bomb is saved by a squad of marines Scene of the battle of the Ridge"
First edition. Uncorrected Proof. String-tied folded and gathered sheets, bound without the illustrations. First and last leaves soiled and a bit worn, a very good copy. A hot-off-the-wire journalistic account of the Guadalcanal landing and attack which immediately became a bestseller and was quickly turned by Lewis Seiler into one of the best WWII action films. It was also important war propaganda, depicting for the first time a major American victory in the Pacific. Scarce in this format.
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