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Challenge for the Pacific - Guadalcanal: the Turning Point of the War

Robert Leckie

From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated-and ultimately foiled-attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoruku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy's plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease. Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.

From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated-and ultimately foiled-attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoruku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy's plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease. Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.
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Genres:

History

Description:

From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated-and ultimately foiled-attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoruku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy's plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease. Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Foley

Length:

13h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:18


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

41:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:00


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:05


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

32:42


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:31


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

38:50


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

39:28


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

33:09


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

27:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

27:43


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

12:55


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

18:23


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

20:51


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

47:04


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

26:15


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

35:36


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

21:59


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

25:31


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

42:16


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

06:13


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

24:13


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

22:39


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

31:27


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

33:30


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

50:01


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

48:51


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

12:06