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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II the Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 (volume5)

by Samuel Eliot Morison

  • ISBN: 9780252069963
  • ISBN10: 025206996X

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II the Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 (volume5)

by Samuel Eliot Morison

  • List Price: $9.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780252069963
  • ISBN10: 025206996X
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Description: The University of Illinois Press continues its paperback release of Samuel Eliot Morison's panoramic fifteen-volume naval history with three volumes that chronicle the war in the Pacific from May 1942 through May 1944. This new edition will be issued in increments of three volumes per season through Spring 2003.Morison's genius for capturing the flash and fire and the pathos of combat infuses his narrative with an immense vitality and suspense. This is not an official history, in the ordinary sense of that term, but "Morison's history, " a gripping, face-to-face encounter with the human drama of war.During the six months covered by Volume 5: The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942 -- February 1943, the U.S. Navy fought six major engagements in waters surrounding Guadalcanal, more bitter and bloody than any naval battle in American history since 1814. From the Solomon Islands campaigns to the courageous action of Edson's Raiders at the Battle of the Bloody Ridge, from the great three-day Naval Battle,of Guadalcanal to the Battle of Tassafaronga, Morison describes the events of these excruciating months in thrilling, heartbreaking detail from the shipdecks, cockpits, and exposed ridge-tops where the fate of thousands of soldiers and sailors was decided.
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