Challenge for the Pacific

Challenge for the Pacific

Guadalcanal, the Turning Point of the War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated-and ultimately foiled-attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoruku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy's plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease.Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452622910
1452622914
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Foley, Kevin. - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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