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Neptune's inferno : the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

Author: James D Hornfischer
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on interviews with veterans and primary sources to present a narrative account of the pivotal World War II campaign, chronicling the three-month effort to gain control of Guadalcanal as a battle that taught the U.S. Navy and Marines new approaches to warfare.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Interviews
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Hornfischer
ISBN: 9780553806700 055380670X 9780553908077 0553908073
OCLC Number: 613432356
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: xxii, 516 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Eighty-two ships --
Sea of troubles. Trip wire ; A great gray fleet ; The first D-day ; Nothing worthy of Your Majesty's attention ; Fly the carriers ; A captain in the fog ; The martyring of task group 62.6 ; Burning in the rain --
Fighting fleet rising. A new kind of fight ; The Tokyo express ; A function at the junction ; What they were built for ; The warriors ; The devil may care ; The visit ; Night of a new moon ; Pulling the trigger ; "Pour it to 'em" --
Storm tide. All hell's eve ; The weight of war ; Enter fighting ; "Strike --
repeat, strike" ; Santa Cruz ; Secret history ; Turner's choice ; Suicide ; Black Friday ; Into the light ; The killing salvo ; Death in the machine age ; Point blank ; Among the shadows ; Atlanta burning ; Cruiser in the sky ; Regardless of losses --
The thundering. The giants ride ; The gun club ; The kind of men who win a war ; On the spot ; The futility of learning ; Future rising ; Report and echo ; The opinion of convening authority ; Ironbottom sound.
Responsibility: James D. Hornfischer.

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Draws on interviews with veterans and primary sources to present a narrative account of the pivotal World War II campaign, chronicling the three-month effort to gain control of Guadalcanal as a battle that taught the U.S. Navy and Marines new approaches to warfare.

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