Hodder & Stoughton, 1st English ed., 1966. Ix + 372 pp., e.p., maps + 5 other maps. D.j. ; 24 x 16cm. A little loss to top edge of d.j., o/w V.G.+. This is the full story of the bloody, hundred-day Battle of Guadalcanal which not only changed the whole course of action in the Pacific but also vitally affected the entire outcome of the war. Told from the Japanese side as well as the American, this book covers what led up to the battle and what followed after. Involving the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, the roles of each are closely recounted almost day by day. Likewise, the book covers all echelons from the Top Brass in Washington and Tokyo, to the decks of the battleships and carriers, the cockpits of fighter planes, the foxholes in the jungle and the lonely lookout posts of the scouts. Based on a wealth of published and unpublished material.