Even though he was not fighting, he was living alongside the soldiers of his group and dodging gunfire along the way. This celebrated classic gives a soldierseyeview of the guadalcanal battles. Guadalcanal diary richard tregaskis guadalcanal diary one of the greatest war movies of all time, combining actionpacked, highcaliber battle sequences with quintessential. Richard tregaskis was born on november 28, 1916 in elizabeth, new jersey, usa. For seven crucial weeks he ate, slept, and sweated with our frontline units. Books in the collection include guadalcanal diary 1943. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis world war ii memoir 1943 original. Richard tregaskis, a war correspondent for international news service during world war ii, was with the marines when they landed on the japaneseheld island of guadalcanal in the summer of 1942. This celebrated classic gives a soldierseyeview of the guadalcanal battlescrucial to world war ii, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis paperback first. He was a war correspondent who covered the taking of guadalcanal. Scott crossfield is a legendary test pilot who flew the first x15 flights and was the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound. Tregaskis himself became a casualty of world war ii later in 1943, when in sicily a piece of german shrapnel went.
Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis 1943 vintage. Tregaskis did a very nice job on thissetting the standard for modern war correspondents. Born in elizabeth, new jersey, tregaskis graduated from harvard university and reported for the boston american before joining the international news service. His book was published in 1943 and was both a critical and popular success. A volunteer combat correspondent, tregaskis braved much danger to bring the story of the fighting to american readers. While writing the manuscript for guadalcanal diary, richard tregaskis experienced profound and acute emotions as he recounted the stories of the men he had lived with on the island, and was grateful that he was still alive. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Tregaskis was 26 at the time, like a lot of folks on guadalcanal, he was eventually evacuated when he got sick. In the first american offensive of world war ii, tregaskis went ashore with the marines at guadalcanal on august 7, 1942 and stayed with them for the next six weeks while they fought for survival against the japanese. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to. Richard tregaskis collection howard gotlieb archival research. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one.
Richard william tregaskis november 28, 1916 august 15, 1973 was an american journalist and author whose bestknown work is guadalcanal diary 1943, an account of just the first several weeks in august september 1942 of the u. Guadalcanal diary was written by and experienced by the author, richard tregaskis, who accompanied the first wave of marines to land on guadalcanal in fall of 1942, americas first counterattack intended to dislodge the japanese from conquered territory. It is for that reason that tacticians and military historians study the monthslong battle today, and their primary guide to that conflict is richard tregaskiss extraordinary guadalcanal diary. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis 1943 vintage hardcover book. This remarkable diary was originally published in 1943, and has since become a classic of world war ii reporting. It was made the year after the actual events portrayed in the film. Written by richard tregaskis, audiobook narrated by pat grimes. Wwii u s marines guadalcanal diary 1943 tregaskis illustrated.
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Richard tregaskis 19161973 was a journalist and awardwinning author best known for guadalcanal diary 1943, his bestselling chronicle of the us marine corps invasion of the solomon islands during world war ii. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Guadalcanal diary book by richard tregaskis thriftbooks. Guadalcanal diary is a memoir written by war correspondent richard tregaskis and originally published by random house on january 1, 1943. Guadalcanal diary author tregaskis, richard formatbinding softcover book condition used very good quantity available 1 binding paperback isbn 10 0394903552 isbn 9780394903552 publisher random house place of publication new york date published 1943 keywords booksintofilm, uncorrectedproof. The principal focus of this war diary is on the people and events that shape the battle for guadalcanal.
Although tregaskis is present throughout the narrative as observer, his attention is almost. Guadalcanal diary to anyone unfamiliar with the richard tregaskis book, the picture version may or may not be a faithful adaptation by jerry cady of the original. Guadalcanal diary landmark books by richard tregaskis excellent condition. The cover of the guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis. Guadalcanal diary, was one of the literary events of its time. Guadalcanal diary is a nonfiction diary of richard tregaskis s experience on guadalcanal as a news correspondent. Marines struggle to regain control of guadalcanal and the solomon islands from the japanese. Buy guadalcanal diary modern library modern library pbk. His books include guadalcanal diary and invasion diary which is available in a bison books edition. At the end of the book tregaskis provides a brief summary of the events which took place on guadalcanal between october 1942 and february 1943.
The graphic descriptions in his bestselling bookturnedmovie guadalcanal diary open the publics eyes to the harsh realities of war. An onlocation news correspondent at the time, one of only two on guadalcanal, he lived alongside the soldiers. Guadalcanal, sicily, italy richard is a hardworking, tenacious reporter for the. Tregaskis has written several new chapters to tell how the battle for guadalcanal fitted into the history of the war in the pacific. He was a writer, known for fair wind to java 1953, guadalcanal diary 1943 and force of arms 1951. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.
When on assignment in guadalcanal he met and had the opportunity to. Aug 17, 1973 richard tregaskis, author, dead at 56. He was a volunteer, and knew what he was getting into, but still was up to the challenge of war. From the introduction by mark bowden the books secret is the simple secret of all good. Unlike some of those on guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, richard tregaskis volunteered to. Unlike some of those on guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, richard tregaskis volunteered to be there. Guadalcanal diary the national wwii museum new orleans. It is for that reason that tacticians and military historians study the monthslong battle today, and their primary guide to that conflict is richard tregaskis s extraordinary guadalcanal diary. Guadalcanal diary book richard tregaskis picture version 1943 random house. This celebrated classic gives a soldierseyeview of the guadalcanal battlescrucial to world war ii, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history epub in general.
This book covers just the first two months of the guadalcanal campaign. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, first edition. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. The book recounts the authors time with the united states marine corps on guadalcanal in the early stages of the pivotal monthslong battle there starting in 1942. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, first edition abebooks. Marine corps invasion of guadalcanal in the solomon islands during world war ii. Guadalcanal diary came out smack dab in the middle of the u. Guadalcanal diary landmark books 0394862686 by tregaskis. Volunteer combat correspondent richard tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of guadalcanal. Guadalcanal diary is a nonfiction diary of richard tregaskiss experience on guadalcanal as a news correspondent.
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