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Alone on Guadalcanal : A Coastwatcher's Story
by Martin Clemens, Allan R. Millett (Introduction)
Superb account of the early days of an Australian coastwatcher in the Solomon Islands during WWII who joined forces with the US Marines.
Hardcover - 240 pages (November )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 155750122X
 
The Battle of Cape Esperance : Encounter at Guadalcanal
by Charles O. Cook
Hardcover - 156 pages Reissue edition (December 1992)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557501262

Bloody Ridge: The Battle that Saved Guadalcanal
by Michael S. Smith, Richard B. Frank (Foreword)
Hardcover - 240 pages 1 edition (October 1, )
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891417184

Bravery Above Blunder: The 9th Australian Division at Finschhafen, Sattelberg and Sio
by John Coates
This book describes the 9th Australian Division's role in the Allied counter-offensive against Japan in northern New Guinea in 1943-44. There has been little written about this campaign. Lieutenant-General John Coates, a former Chief of the General Staff, Australian Army, has interviewed veterans and studied Australian, American, and Japanese records to describe and analyze the campaign. Amazon.com
(Hardcover)

Challenge for the Pacific : The Bloody Six-Month Battle of Guadalcanal
by Robert Leckie
Robert Leckie was an eye-witness to the events that led to the first defeat on land of the Japanese.
Paperback: 384 pages
Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306809117; (April )
 

Crash Boat : Wartime Missions of the P-399, Guadalcanal to the Philippines
Crash Boat : Wartime Missions of the P-399, Guadalcanal to the Philippines
by Earl A. McCandlish, Earl A McCandlish
Hardcover from Bowsprit Press
 
The Do-Or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal
The Do-Or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal
by George W. Smith, George Smith
Mass Market Paperback from Pocket Books
 
The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal
by Alan Schom
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
 
Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal
by Max Brand
Hardcover
 
The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign : Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942
The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign : Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942
by John B. Lundstrom
Hardcover - 626 pages (December 1993)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557505268
 
Green Hell : The Battle for Guadalcanal (Hellgate Memories Series)
by William J. Owens
Green Hell: The Battle for Guadalcanal is about the events and the people behind one of the most critical battles in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The story of Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, and the enemy Japanese in the sweltering morass of mud and dust fighting for a desperate hold on the Canal. It allow you to envision the turmoil of battle and the stories of the heroes that emerged.
(Paperback)

Guadalcanal 1942 : The Marines Strike Back (Campaign Series, No. 18)
by Joseph N. Mueller. 
Paperback (September 1992)

Guadalcanal : Decision at Sea : The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Nov. 13-15, 1942
by Eric M. Hammel
Paperback - 480 pages
Pacifica Pr; ISBN: 0935553355

Left to Die : The Tragedy of the USS Juneau
by Dan Kurzman
In 1942 the U.S. cruiser Juneau was sunk near Guadalcanal. Because of a mistaken belief that there were no survivors and several other successive errors, the 180 men who survived the sinking were reduced by thirst, wounds, and shark attack during the course of a week to only 10. Roland Green
Paperback - 352 pages Reissue edition
Pocket Books; ISBN: 0671748742

The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943
by Samuel Eliot Morison
During the six months covered by volume five of Samuel Eliot Morison's magnificent history, the United States Navy fought six major engagements in waters surrounding Guadalcanal, more bitter and bloody than any naval battle in American history since. Amazon.com
Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)Paperback - 456 pages
Vol 005 Reprint edition

This Is Guadalcanal : The Original Combat Photography
by Douglas Kenney, William S. Butler,  Betsty Maestro
Paperback - 128 pages
Quill; ISBN: 0688170811

A Time of War : Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle Without Maps
by William H. Whyte, James C. Bradford (Introduction)
Hardcover - 146 pages 1 Ed edition (March )
Fordham Univ Pr; ISBN: 0823220079
 

Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
by Richard B. Frank
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
1992
 
Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Nov. 13-15, 1942
by Eric M. Hammel
Paperback from Pacifica Military History
 

 
Guadalcanal Diary
Guadalcanal Diary
by Mark Bowden, Richard Tregaskis
Amazon.com Review
In the summer and fall of 1942, American Marines landed on the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal and began the slow, bloody work of defeating the Japanese empire. Their landing was significant not only for the outcome of World War II, but also for the conduct of war ever since, for the invasion of Guadalcanal marked the first time that a combined air, sea, and land assault had ever been attempted. It is for that reason that tacticians and military historians study the months-long battle today, and their primary guide to that conflict is Richard Tregaskis's extraordinary Guadalcanal Diary.
A volunteer combat correspondent, Tregaskis braved much danger to bring the story of the fighting to American readers. But he was not one to celebrate his own exploits, and in the pages of his book, he centers on the brave young men from all over the United States who fought and died in appalling numbers. His attention to detail yields arresting descriptions of attacks and counterattacks, of moments of low morale and of exaltation, of moments of quiet behind the lines and of sheer terror at the very point of engagement. Tregaskis's style is unadorned and matter-of-fact, and his present-tense narrative places the reader in the thick of the battle during those "hopeless weeks."
 --Gregory McNamee 
Paperback from Modern Library
 
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal : Night Action, 13 November 1942

Naval Battle of Guadalcanal : Night Action, 13 November 1942
by James W. Grace
Hardcover - 256 pages (April )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557503273

 

 
The Struggle for Guadalcanal: August 1942-February 1943 (History of United States Naval Operations in World War Ii, Volume 5)
by Samuel Eliot Morison
Hardcover from Book Sales
 
Into the Valley: Marines at Guadalcanal
by John Hersey, Donald L. Dickson
Paperback from Univ of Nebraska Pr
 
The Battle for Guadalcanal
by Samuel B., II Griffith
Paperback from Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)
 
Challenge for the Pacific: The Bloody Six-Month Battle of Guadalcanal
by Robert Leckie
Paperback from DaCapo Press
 
Bloody Ridge: The Battle That Saved Guadalcanal
by Michael T. Smith
September 1942: American forces landed on the island of Guadalcanal, engaging the entrenched Japanese in what would be remembered as some of the worst fighting of World War II. The key to victory lay in controlling the ridge overlooking Henderson Field, a vital airfield and the prize of the Guadalcanal campaign. This was the site of a savage, three-day clash that would test the mettle of both sides. Launching a series of vicious attacks on successive nights, a vastly superior force of battle-hardened Japanese somehow lost to a mongrel battalion of Col. "Red Mike" Edson's malnourished, sickly Marines in what became known as the Battle of Bloody Ridge. The surprising victory marked the first significant Japanese defeat in the war, saved the airfield, and gave the small, under-supplied American force time to receive supplies and reinforcements. This is the true story of that harrowing battle, when the fate of the war in the Pacific would rest with those who were tough enough to take Bloody Ridge.
Mass Market Paperback from Pocket Books
 
A Time of War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle Without Maps
by William H. Whyte, James C. Bradford
Hardcover from Fordham University Press
 
On the Canal: The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942-1943 (Stackpole Military History Series)
by Ore J. Marion, Thomas Cuddihy, Edward Cuddihy
Paperback from Stackpole Books
 
The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943: From Guadalcanal to Bougainville--Pacific War Turning Point
by William L. McGee
Paperback from BMC Publications
 

Carrier Clash; The Invasion of Guadacanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, August 1942
by Eric Hamill, Eric Hammel
Hardcover - 480 pages (April )
Pacifica Pr; ISBN: 0935553207
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