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Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject World War, 1939-1945
Publication Date 9/12/2003
Format Hardcover (393.7 mm)
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
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.
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Product Details
LoC Classification D767.98.T7 1943a
Dewey 940.542
ISBN 0394803558
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 263
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Publication Year 1943
First published [in England] 1943.

BOMC edition that recreates the original.