History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 v. 5

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 v. 5 : The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943

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During the six months covered by volume five of Morison's magnificent history, the United States Navy fought six major engagements in waters surrounding Guadalcanal, more bitter and bloody than any naval battle in American history since 1814show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 025206996X
  • 9780252069963

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" 'For us who were there, or whose friends were there,' says Captain Morison in conclusion, 'Guadalcanal is not a name but an emotion.' To this one must say amen, while noting that emotion has not impeded the production of a fine volume on the bitterest and most complicated six months' fighting of the Pacific war." -- American Historical Review " Magnificently told." -- San Francisco Chronicle " Morison's clear narrative of complex and confused battles could hardly be bettered." -- Times Literary Supplement " Terse, sinewy, meticulous, and sweeping. Morison's 15-volume history of the U.S. Navy in World War II was a milestone in the record of 20th-century arms... Admiral Morison's series has merited a central niche in the annals of WWII." - WWII Historyshow more

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