From Robert Leckie, the realm warfare II veteran and New York Times
bestselling writer of Helmet for My Pillow
, whose reviews have been featured within the HBO miniseries The Pacific
, comes this brilliant narrative of the mind-blowing six-month crusade for Guadalcanal.
From the japanese infantrymen’ rigorously calculated—and eventually foiled—attempt to construct a sequence of impregnable island forts at the flooring to the tireless efforts of the americans who struggled opposed to a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the soreness, and the warmth of twenty-four-hour-a-day scuffling with on Guadalcanal. fighters from either side are dropped at existence: basic Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike strength; Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval normal whose cutting edge procedure was once established; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to discover the enemy’s plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with brilliant ease.
Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal used to be actually the turning aspect of the battle. Challenge for the Pacific is an unheard of, authoritative account of this nice struggle that forever changed our world.
From the exchange Paperback edition.