No Bended Knee: The Battle for Guadalcanal (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - History - 288 pages
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“A VIVID NARRATIVE . . . A splendid first-person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in World War II’s Pacific theater.”
Kirkus Reviews

“By reading and studying No Bended Knee, the military professional can gain an appreciation for war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Twining writes as he served his corps—boldly and straightforwardly, with impeccable detail and superb understanding of things strategic.”
Airpower Journal

“A VIEW FROM THE NERVE CENTER COMPLETE WITH TELLING PERSONAL ANECDOTES.”
Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT)

“Twining adds notably to the literature on Guadalcanal and provides one of the best accounts of war as seen from the perspective of the often maligned yet absolutely indispensable headquarters staff.”
Booklist

“CANDID AND REVEALING.”
Publishers Weekly



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Contents

Amphibious Warfare
2
Old George
10
Advance Man in New Zealand
31
Advance Man at Guadalcanal
41
Sour Success
52
Nightmare Battle
75
The 1st Maroon Division Digs In 8 Come Up on This Hill and Fight
113
Abandoned Mission
128
October Dogfall
159
Carlson Gung Ho and a Touch ofGenius
175
A Way Youll Never Be
190
Decisive November
200
Closing Out
205
Australian Interlude
216
Epilogue
228
Index
251

Buildup to Armageddon
142

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About the author (2007)

GEN. MERRIL B. TWINING, USMC (Ret.), was a 1923 graduate of the United States Navel Academy. After planning and executing the Lunga defense as operations officer of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, he served with distinction in a wide variety of command and staff assignments before retiring as a four-star general.


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