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Guadalcanal : the definitive account of the landmark battle

Author: Richard B Frank
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1992, ©1990.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Frank
ISBN: 0140165614 9780140165616
OCLC Number: 25221918
Description: xiv, 800 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Strategy, command, and the Solomons --
Plans, preparations, and approach --
The landing --
The Battle of Savo Island --
First days ashore --
The Tenaru --
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons --
Two weeks of sparring --
The Battle of Edson's Ridge --
Reinforcement and reassessment --
Battles on the Matanikau --
The Battle of Cape Esperance --
The "high-speed convoy" --
The battle for Henderson Field --
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands --
Retreats and advances --
The naval battle of Guadalcanal, part I: the Battle of Friday the Thirteenth --
The naval battle of Guadalcanal, part II: convoy and capital ship actions --
The Battle of Tassafaronga --
The December decision --
The final offensive begins --
The final offensive continues --
Operation "KE" --
Summary and reflections --
Forces arrayed for the landing --
Order of battle of the 17th Army --
Allied naval casualties --
Losses of principal aircraft types --
Index of military units.
Responsibility: Richard B. Frank.

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