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In August 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific and defeated Japanese forces for the first time, turning the tide of World War II against Japan. Written by a historian who fought alongside his fellow marines for the entire four-month campaign, The Island is an indispensable story of this hard-fought victory.
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About the Author
HERBERT LAING MERILLAT was educated at the University of Arizona and Yale University and is author of Guadalcanal Remembered.
Table of Contents
I Into the Pacific 3
II D-Day and After 20
III Taking Stock 51
IV The Japanese Strike Back 68
V Battle of the Ridge 91
VI Matanikau Seesaw 115
VII Crisis in Mid-October 136
VIII Smashing the Sendai Division 161
IX Crisis in November 187
X Thirty Days in the Jungle: Carlson's Raiders 217
XI Departure from Guadalcanal 231