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Guadalcanal: Starvation Island

Hammel, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0517564173 / ISBN 13: 9780517564172
Published by Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hammel draws on the recollections of more than 100 participants on both sides of the campaign, accurately and powerfully. The unclipped dust jacket is in like new condition. The book is also like new with an owners mark on the first page above the authors signature. Bookseller Inventory # SL05180376

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Title: Guadalcanal: Starvation Island

Publisher: Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Incorporating the first-hand accounts of more than one hundred combatants on both sides of the war, this comprehensive account on America's first offensive in the Pacific during World War II chronicles the long and difficult campaign on the part of U.S. Marines to seize control of the remote Southwest Pacific island of Guadalcanal from the Japanese in 1942. Reprint.

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Hammel has written the most comprehensive popular account to date of what was essentially the first major counteroffensive against the Japanese in World War II and exposes controversial aspects often passed over. He discusses at length, for example, the poor intelligence-gathering efforts of the Marines before the Guadalcanal landing, the temporary abandonment of the First Marine Division by the Navy, and the meddling of Admiral Kelly Turner in the tactical deliberations of Marine Gen. A. A. Vandergrift. Although Hammel vividly describes the air and naval battlesequal in importance to the ground operationshe focuses on the hard-pressed Marine infantrymen and gives a good account of the heroics of individuals now regarded as legendary in the Corps, such men as "Manila John" Basilone, "Red Mike" Edson and "Chesty" Puller. Hammel is author of The Root: The Marines in Beirut. Photos. Military Book Club main selection.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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