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The Resource Guadalcanal Diary, Richard Tregaskis, (ebook)

Guadalcanal Diary, Richard Tregaskis, (ebook)

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Guadalcanal Diary
Title
Guadalcanal Diary
Statement of responsibility
Richard Tregaskis
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Language
eng
Summary
#1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive eyewitness account of one of the bloodiest and most pivotal battles of World War II. On August 7, 1942, eleven thousand US Marines landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific. It was the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces; the first time in history that a combined air, land, and sea assault had ever been attempted; and, after six months of vicious fighting, a crushing defeat for the Empire of Japan and a major turning point in the Pacific War. Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal. He risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier's experience of the war in the Pacific, from the suffocating heat and humidity to the unique terror of fighting in tall, razor-sharp grass and in crocodile-infested jungle streams against a concealed enemy. In understated yet graceful prose, Tregaskis details the first two months of the campaign and describes the courage and camaraderie of young marines who prepared for battle knowing that one in four of them wouldn't make it home. An instant bestseller when it was first published in 1943 and the basis for a popular film of the same name, Guadalcanal Diary set the standard for World War II reportage. Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the literary events of its time," it is a masterpiece of war journalism whose influence can be found in classic works such as John Hersey's Hiroshima , Michael Herr's Dispatches , and Dexter Filkins's The Forever War . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard Tregaskis including rare images from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming
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1916-1973
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Tregaskis, Richard
Dewey number
940.54/26
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Freading, Inc
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  • Tregaskis, Richard
  • United States
  • United States
  • Marines
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Target audience
adult
Label
Guadalcanal Diary, Richard Tregaskis, (ebook)
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online resource
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text
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1 online resource (240 pages)
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one file format
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online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504040006
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computer
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MWT9781504040006
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Label
Guadalcanal Diary, Richard Tregaskis, (ebook)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504040006
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT9781504040006
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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