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

Robert Leckie.
Item #: D12824
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 444 / 2010
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553386912
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Fighting 24 hours a day under grueling conditions, the Battle of Guadalcanal was a stern test for Allied forces, but their eventual victory proved that they had the grit to defeat Japan. A decorated veteran of the South Pacific campaign, Robert Leckie captures the intensity of the conflict, while offering portraits of combatants from both sides: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested here; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived torture to uncover the enemy's plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease.


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