Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis
When US Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal during the first American offensive of WWII, International News Service correspondent Richard Tregaskis landed with them. Besides the news dispatches he sent back home, he kept a wonderfully written diary describing the fierce jungle battles and hardships he and the Marines endured while fighting the Japanese in August and September of 1942. Written in a matter of fact style and told in the present tense, Tregaskis manages to humanize brutal combat while injecting humor and sophistication along the way. Widely considered a classic war narrative, Guadalcanal Diary will educate as much as entertain the reader. This book was also made into a Hollywood "flag waver" movie in 1943. Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Dan @ Central