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List of Maps Prologue: Rumblings 1. The Storms before the Storm 2. Barfight in the Dark 3. The Morning After 4. The Reckoning Begins 5. Just When You Think 6. Delay, Linger, and Wait 7. Turn Around and Advance 8. Pappy's Folly Epilogue: Previews Notes Bibliography Index

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A masterful account of a vital four months in the bloody battle for the Pacific, giving fresh insights into the Guadalcanal and Solomons campaign, a key turning point in both the Pacific Theatre and the wider Second World War.

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Jeffrey R. Cox is a litigation attorney and an independent military historian specializing in World War II, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. His first interest was in the Pacific War, which he has studied for more than 30 years. A student of history, international affairs, and defence policy for most of his life, Cox holds a degree in National Security Policy Studies from The Ohio State University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law. He is a contributor to Military History Online (www.militaryhistoryonline.com) and resides in Indianapolis.


This is naval history at its best. * Neil Baird, Baird Maritime *
Jeffrey R. Cox offers an authoritative account of the Solomon Islands campaign. * History of War *
For students of the Pacific campaigns, these books are essential reading. * The Armourer *

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