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Southwest passage : the Yanks in the Pacific

Author: John Lardner
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a time when few Americans had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down under with the U.S. armed forces as one of the first American war correspondents in the Pacific theater. With his excellent sense of humor and gift for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthur’s arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the daring Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. More frequently, Lardner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: John Lardner; John Lardner
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lardner
ISBN: 9780803240988 0803240988
OCLC Number: 815824858
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1943.
Description: xx, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The unready --
Westward (censored) ho! --
Convoy --
All ashore --
The shirtsleeve Baedeker --
The last bastion --
MacArthur and MacArthuriana --
Road company --
Darwin --
Japs, mostly dead --
The planes we fight with --
Dakota in the red dust --
As the Dutchman flies --
City life --
Log of the firecracker --
Port of bombs and butterflies --
Between zeros --
Seven deadly young men --
Coral Sea --
Diggers at work --
Behind the lines --
The Tasman bumps --
Homeward : the odd pace --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John Lardner ; introduction by Alex Belth.

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