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Across the dark islands : the war in the Pacific

Author: Floyd W Radike
Publisher: New York : Presidio, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The war in the Pacific has never been portrayed more honestly - or in prose more powerful - than in Across the Dark Islands. In this account, Brig. Gen. Floyd W. Radike remembers how he started his military career in the mud and mayhem of Guadalcanal, fighting a campaign as crucial to the war's outcome as it was chaotic and cruel." "Here is no whitewashed view of that war or the men who waged it. Here instead is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: Floyd W Radike
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd W Radike
ISBN: 0891417745 9780891417743
OCLC Number: 53289933
Description: viii, 261 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Floyd W. Radike.
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Writing with tremendous eloquence, Radike pens a memoir of his experiences across the dark islands of the Pacific as part of the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) during World War II. Maps &  Read more...

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