Stronger Than Fear

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Richard Tregaskis reached the Pacific during World War II in time to see Doolittle's planes take off from the Hornet to bomb Tokyo. He was an eyewitness to the Battle of Midway, and was in the first wave of Marines to land at Guadalcanal. From this experience came the world-famous Guadalcanal Diary.

Richard Tregaskis reached the Mediterranean Theatre in time for D-Day, flew on the first B-17 raid over Rome, and participated in the entire Sicilian campaign, the capture of Naples ...

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Overview

Richard Tregaskis reached the Pacific during World War II in time to see Doolittle's planes take off from the Hornet to bomb Tokyo. He was an eyewitness to the Battle of Midway, and was in the first wave of Marines to land at Guadalcanal. From this experience came the world-famous Guadalcanal Diary.

Richard Tregaskis reached the Mediterranean Theatre in time for D-Day, flew on the first B-17 raid over Rome, and participated in the entire Sicilian campaign, the capture of Naples and the action on the Volturno River front. Gravely wounded at Cassino, he later returned to Europe and the Western Front, where he observed—within constant fire range—the soldiers and events that provided the spirit of his first great novel of World War II, Stronger Than Fear.


Author Bio: Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1916, Richard Tregaskis was graduated from Harvard, cum laude, in 1938. He was a reporter, war correspondent, motion picture and television writer, and author of the best-selling Guadalcanal Diary and Vietnam Diary.

He won the George Polk Award in 1964 for reporting under hazardous conditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595002375
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/12/2000
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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