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Guadalcanal, Starvation Island

Hammel, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0517564173 / ISBN 13: 9780517564172
Published by Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1987
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(full book description) Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1987. 1st Edition 1st Printing, NEW, Hard Cover, Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 478pgs(INDEX). 33 B/W Photos & 17 Maps. It's NEW!! NO ink names, DJ tears etc. This is a NEW book. ISBN 0517564173 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY155181I

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Title: Guadalcanal, Starvation Island

Publisher: Crown Publishers, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 33 B/W Photos & 17 Maps

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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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.
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