Vengeance; At Midway and Guadalcanal

Vengeance; At Midway and Guadalcanal
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780983710707
  • februari 2011
  • 244 pagina's
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World War II explodes in the face of the reader: from the cockpits of fighter aircraft, through the eyes of men trapped in island Tropical Hells. Written by a retired Naval Aviator and former Paratrooper; the author puts the reader in the F-4F Wildcat and jungle, as warriors engage in a titanic struggle around the globe. A diverse and rich cast of characters reveal the sacrifice and frustrations of war. A no holds bar accounting of the actual battles, shown through the eyes of the novels characters, uncovers mistakes and even incompetence at the highest levels. Vengeance shows the disastrous results of these decisions, on the lowest common denominator; the war fighter. Closely following the actual battles of Midway and Guadalcanal the reader gets an insider's view so vivid the smell of cordite will hang in the air. A rare perspective written by an author that flew modern fighters over the historic battlefields, even from the decks of aircraft carriers that fought in the Pacific. A riveting story, Vengeance tells of the impact at an individual level, a personal level; of an entire world at war. From the struggles of a young man in Officer Candidate School facing down a sadistic Drill Instructor; to entire fleets engaging in War At Sea. Vengeance will pull back the curtain of historical perspective and frame it in reality. The harsh reality will come as a shock to readers who have read of great victories. But know little of the tremendous cost; like five thousand sailors lost in a single nights battle, all five of the Sullivan brothers among them. To the soldier, sailor or airman: war is about the small unit they are a part of and the struggle not only to stay alive, but protect their comrades. Sometimes, even to avenge their deaths.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2011
Aantal pagina's
244 pagina's
Illustraties
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Auteur
Leland Charles Shanle
Uitgever
Project 7 Alpha Llc

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9780983710707

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
381 g
Verpakking breedte
152 mm
Verpakking hoogte
15 mm
Verpakking lengte
229 mm

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