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    DescriptionFrom 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 twentyfour- 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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    Title
    Challenge for the Pacific
    Subtitle
    Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Leckie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 442
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 345 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553386912
    ISBN 10: 0553386913
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Ingram Theme: CULT/OCEANA
    DC21: 940.5426
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    DC22: 940.5426
    B&T Approval Code: A14204064
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    7 maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Books Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Leckie puts you in the foxhole."--"The New York Times Book Review " "Fast-paced and informative . . . Characters are very much alive on the printed page."--"Navy Times " "[A] stirring story of America's survival in its grimmest hour . . . as readable and gripping as a novel."--"Patriot Ledger"