The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 by Samuel Eliot Morison
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 5 (History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II)

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THE STRUGGLE FOR GUADALCANAL, AUGUST 1942-FEBRUARY 1943, Volume 5 in the series, covers the six major engagements in the waters surrounding Guadalcanal, in which the U.S. Navy experienced more fighting than in any three previous wars. From the Solomon Islands campaign to the courageous actions of Edson's Raiders at the Battle of the Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Tassafaronga, the author describes events from the ship decks, cockpits, and ridgetops where the fate of thousands was decided.
 

About Samuel Eliot Morison

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Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
Published November 1, 2010 by Naval Institute Press. 480 pages
Genres: History, War.

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