H.L.C. Merillat Gaudalcanal Remembered

ISBN 13: 9780817312909

Gaudalcanal Remembered

3.89 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780817312909: Gaudalcanal Remembered
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Guadalancal was a pivotal World War II battle in the Pacific Theatre - a hotly contested struggle between the Japanese and American forces for possession of a small airstrip on a beautiful but blood-soaked atoll of Solomon Islands. History has confirmed that the island campaign was both symbolically and strategically the turning point of the Pacific war. Following their defeat here, Japan, which had been on the offesnsive since Pearl Harbor, would move into defensive position and the United States would assume the offensive, never to yield it until the end of the war. As a press officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, Merillat was particularly well positioned to record the military action, in both the command head-quarters and on the front lines. His combat memoir offers on-the-spot reportage of the beachhead assault by marines in August 1942; the Allied loss of four cruisers in sea battles with Japanese torpedo planes; the ground action at the Battle of Bloody Ridge; the four Japanese counter-offensives and repulsions; the American victory following six exhaustive months; and, afterwards, the island's conversion into a major base of Allied operations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The New York Times claimed, "The diary . . . is pure gold. The mind is snapped back to times when the most important thing in the world seemed to be four or five hours of uninterrupted sleep, a hot meal or perhaps a single day or night without bombing or shelling." This paperback reissue will bring a World War II standard back into print for veterans groups and active-duty personnel, WWII historians, and the general reading public.

About the Author:

A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, a graduate of the National War College, and a Sterling Fellow at Yale Law School. Herbert Christian Merillat has had a varied carter in international affairs as a writer, lawyer, government official, and administrator. He is author of eight books, including Land and the Constitution in India and The Gnostic Apostle Thomas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780396080480: Guadalcanal Remembered

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0396080480 ISBN 13:  9780396080480
Publisher: Dodd Mead, 1982
Hardcover

9780380761029: Guadalcanal Remembered

Avon B..., 1990
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Herbert Christian Merillat
Published by University Alabama Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Chequered Past
(Jacksonville Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Alabama Press, 2003. Soft cover. Condition: New. Diary that captures the confusion of the green troops, feuds among admirals and generals, character sketches of quirky individuals, panoramic overview, authentic detail. Seller Inventory # 022964

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.24
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

H.L.C. Merillat
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0817312900

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
29.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Merillat, Herbert Christian
Published by University Alabama Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Alabama Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0817312900_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Herbert Christian Merillat
Published by University Alabama Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Alabama Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0817312900

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Merillat, Herbert Christian
Published by University Alabama Press
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Alabama Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0817312900 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2446442

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.94
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

H.L.C. Merillat
Published by The University of Alabama Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description The University of Alabama Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Guadalancal was a pivotal World War II battle in the Pacific Theatre - a hotly contested struggle between the Japanese and American forces for possession of a small airstrip on a beautiful but blood-soaked atoll of Solomon Islands. History has confirmed that the island campaign was both symbolically and strategically the turning point of the Pacific war. Following their defeat here, Japan, which had been on the offesnsive since Pearl Harbor, would move into defensive position and the United States would assume the offensive, never to yield it until the end of the war. As a press officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, Merillat was particularly well positioned to record the military action, in both the command head-quarters and on the front lines. His combat memoir offers on-the-spot reportage of the beachhead assault by marines in August 1942; the Allied loss of four cruisers in sea battles with Japanese torpedo planes; the ground action at the Battle of Bloody Ridge; the four Japanese counter-offensives and repulsions; the American victory following six exhaustive months; and, afterwards, the island's conversion into a major base of Allied operations. Seller Inventory # BTE9780817312909

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Herbert Christian Merillat
Published by Univ of Alabama Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 352 pages. 8.75x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0817312900

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
50.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Herbert Christian Merillat
Published by University Alabama Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0817312900 ISBN 13: 9780817312909
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description University Alabama Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0817312900n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
96.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds