Midnight in the Pacific
The first U.S. offensive of World War II began with no fanfare early August 7, 1942. But, before it ended six months later with the first U.S. land victory, Guadalcanal was a household name. There, marines faced bloody banzai attacks in the stifling malarial jungles while the U.S. sailors and pilots battled Japanese air and sea armadas day and night. The all–in battles consumed thousands of men, hundreds of planes, and dozens of warships and— stopped the Japanese Juggernaut. Guadalcanal was the Pacific War's turning point.Published on the 75th anniversary of the battle, Midnight in the Pacific is both a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of individual Marines, soldiers, and sailors caught in the cross–hairs of history.

Midnight in the Pacific Details

TitleMidnight in the Pacific
Author
ReleaseAug 1st, 2017
PublisherDa Capo Press
ISBN-139780306824593
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GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Military, Military History, North American Hi..., American History

Midnight in the Pacific Review

  • Steve
    January 1, 1970
    With the 75th Anniversary coming up of the Battle of Guadalcanal, This is one of the best books I have read about the battle. It was one of the largest naval operations and one of the battles in the Pacific that suffered many casualties. From early August through November 1942, US Marines, sailors, and pilots fought against an inform able enemy who believed that they would rather face death than surrender. The Japanese called this bushido. More American sailors died in the battle of Guadalcanal With the 75th Anniversary coming up of the Battle of Guadalcanal, This is one of the best books I have read about the battle. It was one of the largest naval operations and one of the battles in the Pacific that suffered many casualties. From early August through November 1942, US Marines, sailors, and pilots fought against an inform able enemy who believed that they would rather face death than surrender. The Japanese called this bushido. More American sailors died in the battle of Guadalcanal than any battle the United States fought in. More than 4, 500 sailors were killed-including the Sullivan brothers when their battleship Juneau was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. On land, More than 1,500 soldiers and Marines died, and the United States lost more than 500 planes. One of the most significant battles that was fought in the Pacific during World War II.
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  • Warren Cross
    January 1, 1970
    It is frightening to see how close things were there. There were so many mistakes, luckily on the Japanese side as well.
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