Across the Dark Islands

Across the Dark Islands

The War in the Pacific

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A candid account of a soldier's experiences during the second World War describes his arrival at the front lines as a junior officer in a National Guard unit, the near-misses he survived due to military incompetence and impatience, and his witness to the courage of fellow officers.

Blackwell North Amer
The war in the Pacific has never been portrayed more honestly - or in prose more powerful - than in Across the Dark Islands. In this account, Brig. Gen. Floyd W. Radike remembers how he started his military career in the mud and mayhem of Guadalcanal, fighting a campaign as crucial to the war's outcome as it was chaotic and cruel.
Here is no whitewashed view of that war or the men who waged it. Here instead is the sobering story of a junior officer in a National Guard unit suddenly shipped off to the front lines, disdained by "regular army" elitists who served beside him, and given second-class status so that others could earn headlines and promotions. While struggling to survive amid dirt and disease, routine and monotony, Radike endured harrowing missions sometimes imperfectly planned.

Baker
& Taylor

An account of a soldier's experiences during World War II describes his arrival at the front lines as a junior officer in a National Guard unit, the near-misses he survived, and his witness to the courage of fellow officers.
Chronicles the story of two ordinary Americans, Wilber and Norma Bradt, during an extraordinary time, World War II. Offers insight-on the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S. Army in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and The Philippines and by afamily on the home front.

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : Presidio ; London : Greenhill, 2003
ISBN: 9780891417743
0891417745
Branch Call Number: 940.53 RAD
940.53 RAD
Characteristics: 240 p

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