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    DescriptionFrom 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; Isoruku 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, Narrator Kevin Foley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452602912
    ISBN 10: 1452602913
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MKLS
    DC22: 940.5426
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS027000
    DC22: 940.54265933
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    08 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Robert Leckie (1920-2001) served in the 1st Marine Division during World War II and authored more than forty books on American war history, including "The Wars of America: From 1600 to 1900." Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, and he won an Earphones Award from "AudioFile" magazine for his narration of "Cognitive Surplus" by Clay Shirky.
    Review quote
    "Kevin Foley's perfectly faithful reading...creates a pantheon of memorable characters on both sides." ---AudioFile