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    DescriptionCalled a stirring tale of forgotten heroes splendidly told by a master narrator, this saga of the valiant coastwatchers of the Pacific War exemplifies that rare combination of careful research and exciting narrative style that became a hallmark of Walter Lord's best-selling books. Though their importance has long been acknowledged, the coastwatchers had received relatively little attention until the publication of this book in 1977. The remarkable band of individualists, operating deep behind Japanese lines in the dark days of 1942-43, lived by their wits alone yet gave the Allies their best intelligence and rescued many a man from downed planes and sinking ships - including John f. Kennedy and his PT-109 crew. To piece their story together, Lord traveled 40,000 miles to interview participants, check archives, and examine private letters and diaries. He even made a three-day hike through the Guadalcanal jungle to inspect the coastwatcher hideout on Gold Ridge so he could successfully put readers in their shoes. The book's varied cast of intriguing characters has attracted readers ever since.


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    Title
    Lonely Vigil
    Subtitle
    Coastwatchers of the Solomans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Lord
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591144663
    ISBN 10: 1591144663
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 38
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 940.5426
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC22: 940.54/869593
    LC classification: D767.9 .L67 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHWR7, DNBH, NHWL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis
    Author Information
    Walter Lord, an OSS officer in World War II and native of Baltimore, is the author of such best sellers as A Night to Remember, Day of Infamy, and Incredible Victory.