Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

by Joseph Wheelan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306824593
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 210,073
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Joseph Wheelan is the author of eight previous books, including the highly-acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson's War. Before turning to writing books full time, Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for twenty-four years. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Prologue 1

1 August Part I: Marine Invasion and Naval Disaster 5

2 August Part II: Japan Strikes Back: Tojo Time and Alligator Creek 47

3 September: "Let George Do It" 91

4 October: Plan X Showdown 137

5 November: Halsey's Navy Triumphs 203

6 December: The Army Takes Charge 259

7 January-February: Operation KE and US Victory 275

Epilogue 297

Acknowledgments 307

Notes 309

Bibliography 331

Index 343

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MIDNIGHT IN THE PACIFIC: GUADALCANAL--THE WORLD WAR II BATTLE THAT TURNED THE TIDE OF WAR 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great battle history with both strategic and tactical insights. "We-are-there" feel and immediacy. Excellent.