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Midnight in the Pacific

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Midnight in the Pacific

Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

By Joseph Wheelan

Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306824593, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

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Description
The first U.S. offensive of World War II began with no fanfare early August 7, 1942. But, before it ended six months later with the first U.S. land victory, Guadalcanal was a household name. There, marines faced bloody banzai attacks in the stifling malarial jungles while the U.S. sailors and pilots battled Japanese air and sea armadas day and night. The all-in battles consumed thousands of men, hundreds of planes, and dozens of warships and-- stopped the Japanese Juggernaut. Guadalcanal was the Pacific War's turning point.
Published on the 75th anniversary of the battle, Midnight in the Pacific is both a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of individual Marines, soldiers, and sailors caught in the cross-hairs of history.


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.
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