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    Richard Tregaskis(Author) Mark Bowden (Introduction)(Author)

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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. Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as The modern Library of the world s Best Books . Featuring introductions by leading writers, stunning translations, scholarly endnotes and reading group guides. Production values emphasize superior quality and readability. Competitive prices, coupled with exciting cover design make these an ideal gift to be cherished by the avid reader.

A superb example of war reporting at its best. --From the Introduction by Mark BowdenThe book's secret is the simple secret of all good reporting--fidelity and detail. --Time

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  • By Strider on 15 October 2011

    The book is not complete since the maps of the original edition are missing. Would make a difference, otherwise seems a bit poor.

  • By mr c j moore on 2 July 2016

    Not as good as expected,gung-ho yank stuff

  • By jake on 18 December 2010

    A great read and a great insight into the bravery and individual heroism; during the epic legendry battle for Guadalcanal


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