No Bended Knee: The Battle for Guadalcanal

No Bended Knee The Battle for Guadalcanal A VIVID NARRATIVE A splendid first person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in World War II s Pacific theater Kirkus Reviews By reading a

  • Title: No Bended Knee: The Battle for Guadalcanal
  • Author: Merrill B. Twining
  • ISBN: 9780891418269
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A VIVID NARRATIVE A splendid first person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in World War II s Pacific theater Kirkus Reviews By reading and studying No Bended Knee, the military professional can gain an appreciation for war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels Twining writes as he served A VIVID NARRATIVE A splendid first person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in World War II s Pacific theater Kirkus Reviews By reading and studying No Bended Knee, the military professional can gain an appreciation for war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels Twining writes as he served his corps boldly and straightforwardly, with impeccable detail and superb understanding of things strategic Airpower Journal A VIEW FROM THE NERVE CENTER COMPLETE WITH TELLING PERSONAL ANECDOTES Journal Inquirer Manchester, CT Twining adds notably to the literature on Guadalcanal and provides one of the best accounts of war as seen from the perspective of the often maligned yet absolutely indispensable headquarters staff Booklist CANDID AND REVEALING Publishers Weekly

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    1. Let's face it. Everyone knows Midway, right? No, not the video game company. The battle in 1942 during which the Japanese Navy broke its back. The one where Nimitz and Spruance beat Nagumo and Yamamoto.Many people know the campaign of Guadalcanal too, the follow-up for Midway, which proved to be even more pivotal for the war in the Pacific. They may know Alexander Vandegriff, the Marine commander's name. But the man who wrote this compact and yet very satisfying book on it should be better known [...]

    2. This is a unique volume for me: a military history told by someone who lived through it, but designed to a dispassionate and analytical. Although Twining tells the story from his perspective, he makes a sincere effort to bring in supporting documentation to fill in the areas of the event he did not see himself. He also has no interest in maligning the Japanese; he is satisfied to praise their achievements and critique their shortcomings. Perhaps the distance of fifty years made that easier for h [...]

    3. Very good account, if a little slow in its detail. It's good if you want to really get into the details of history, not so much if you just want an entertaining read and don't care about the small things. Also interesting with the personal touches of the author being involved and knowing some "behind the scenes" things others will not usually have access to.

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