Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1992 - History - 800 pages
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The battle at Guadalcanal--which began eight months to the day after Pearl Harbor--marked the first American offensive of World War II. It was a brutal six-month campaign that cost the lives of some 7,000 Americans and over 30,000 Japanese.

This volume, ten years in the writing, recounts the full story of the critical campaign for Guadalcanal and is based on first-time translations of official Japanese Defense Agency accounts and recently declassified U.S. radio intelligence, "Guadalcanal" recreates the battle--on land, at sea, and in the air--as never before: it examines the feelings of both American and Japanese soldiers, the strategies and conflicts of their commanders, and the strengths and weaknesses of various fighting units.

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Review: Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

User Review  - Roger Burk - Goodreads

Like the dust jacket says, this is the definitive history of the Guadalcanal campaign, from the bold and even foolhardy American seizure of an airfield at the tip of Japanese expansion in the ... Read full review

Review: Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

User Review  - Joe Owen - Goodreads

IN-Depth history of the Battle of Guadalcanal from the US and Japanese strategy and warfare. The land, sea, and air battles are analyzed and reviewed. This is not for the beginner who doesn't know ... Read full review

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STRATEGY COMMAND AND
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PLANS PREPARATIONS
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THE LANDING
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About the author (1992)

Richard B. Frank was born in Kansas in 1947. He served for almost four years in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam as an aerorifle platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division. He is the author of Guadalcanal.

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