Häftad bok Penguin. 9 uppl. 1992. 800 sidor.
Nyskick. PRESENTSKICK! This is the brilliant and definitive history of one of the most brutal and fascinating military campaigns ever undertaken. During World War II, 1942–1943, Guadal canal (of the nation of Solomon Islands, northeast of Australia) was the scene of bitter fighting between Japanese and US troops that cost the lives of 37,000 Americans and Japanese. The Americans were ultimately victorious. Text in English. Well illustrated, over 50 photographs and 30 maps. Trade paperback. 8:o. 235x155x38 mm. 1175 g.  /---/ The battle at Guadalcanal, which began eight months to the day after Pearl Harbor, marked the first American offensive of World War II. It was a brutal six-month campaign that cost the lives of some 7,000 Americans and over 30,000 Japanese. This volume, ten years in the writing, recounts the full story of the critical campaign for Guadalcanal and is based on first-time translations of official Japanese Defense Agency accounts and recently declassified U.S. radio intelligence, Guadalcanal recreates the battle - on land, at sea, and in the air - as never before: it examines the feelings of both American and Japanese soldiers, the strategies and conflicts of their commanders, and the strengths and weaknesses of various fighting units.