9780553386912-0553386913-Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War

Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War

ISBN-13: 9780553386912
ISBN-10: 0553386913
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Leckie, Robert
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback 464 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780553386912
ISBN-10: 0553386913
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Leckie, Robert
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback 464 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leckie, Robert wrote Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War comprising 464 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0553386913 and 9780553386912. Since then Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.20 or rent at the marketplace.

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From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow, whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal.

From the Japanese soldiers’ carefully calculated—and ultimately foiled—attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy’s plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease.

Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.
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