Guadalcanal Diary

Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal.

Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

#1 New York Times Bestseller: A “superb” eyewitness account of one of the bloodiest and most pivotal battles of World War II (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down). On August 7, 1942, eleven thousand US Marines landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific. It was the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces; the first time in history that a combined air, land, and sea assault had ever been attempted; and, after six months of vicious fighting, a crushing defeat for the Empire of Japan and a major turning point in the Pacific War. Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal. He risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier’s experience of the war in the Pacific, from the suffocating heat and humidity to the unique terror of fighting in tall, razor-sharp grass and in crocodile-infested jungle streams against a concealed enemy. In understated yet graceful prose, Tregaskis details the first two months of the campaign and describes the courage and camaraderie of young marines who prepared for battle knowing that one in four of them wouldn’t make it home. An instant bestseller when it was first published in 1943 and the basis for a popular film of the same name, Guadalcanal Diary set the standard for World War II reportage. Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the literary events of its time,” it is a masterpiece of war journalism whose influence can be found in classic works such as John Hersey’s Hiroshima, Michael Herr’s Dispatches, and Dexter Filkins’s The Forever War. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard Tregaskis including rare images from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

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Guadalcanal Diary
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Richard Tregaskis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-15 - Publisher: Open Road Media

#1 New York Times Bestseller: A “superb” eyewitness account of one of the bloodiest and most pivotal battles of World War II (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down). On August 7, 1942, eleven thousand US Marines landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific. It was the
Guadalcanal Diary
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Richard Tregaskis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1955 - Publisher:

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Guadalcanal Diary
Language: un
Pages: 180
Authors: Richard Tregaskis
Categories: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1955 - Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

This celebrated classic gives a soldier's-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles--crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general. Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, Richard Tregaskis volunteered to be there. An on-location news correspondent (at
Guadalcanal Diary
Language: un
Pages: 31
Authors: Richard Tregaskis
Categories: Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978-01-01 - Publisher: Pendulum Press

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Eyewitness to World War II
Language: un
Pages: 1024
Authors: Richard Tregaskis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-08 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Three classic accounts of WWII from a reporter who “shaped America’s understanding of the war, and influenced every account that came after” (Mark Bowden). Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier’s–eye view of the Second World War. These three tales of bravery

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