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Southwest passage : the Yanks in the Pacific

Author: John Lardner
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A view into the culture and society of mid-century America

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: 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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"John Lardner, inheriting his father's large gift for narrative as well as his sense of humor, has vividly related his impressions of Australia from the point of view of an American war Read more...

 
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