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  • Author:
    Mark Bowden,Richard Tregaskis
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    0679640231
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    978-0679640233
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    Modern Library; Modern library pbk. ed edition (May 30, 2000)
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    272 pages
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Guadalcanal Diary (Modern. The direct literary ancestor of books of military reportage such as Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down and Michael Herr's Dispatches, Guadalcanal Diary is an exemplary work of journalism, and as vivid a portrait of men under fire as has ever been committed to print. A superb example of war reporting at its best. -From the Introduction by Mark Bowden. The book's secret is the simple secret of all good reporting-fidelity and detail.

Guadalcanal Diary is war reporting before the relationship between journalism and the military acquired its modern edge in Vietnam, where reporters were compelled to record the growing disparity between what they observed and what the . military said was true. Tregaskis lived to report from that war, too, and by then he was regarded as little more than an apologist for the military.

Guadalcanal Diary is a memoir written by war correspondent Richard Tregaskis and originally published by Random House on January 1, 1943. The book recounts the author's time with the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal in the early stages. The book recounts the author's time with the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal in the early stages of the pivotal months-long battle there starting in 1942. Tregaskis relates combat and conversation in an easily readable vernacular, citing the full name, rank, and hometown of each of the Marines he encountered during the weeks he was on the island.

By Richard Tregaskis Introduction by Mark Bowden. About Guadalcanal Diary. This celebrated classic gives a soldier’s-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles–crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general

By Richard Tregaskis Introduction by Mark Bowden. By Richard Tregaskis Introduction by Mark Bowden. Part of Modern Library War. Category: World War II Military History Nonfiction Classics. May 30, 2000 ISBN 9780679640233. This celebrated classic gives a soldier’s-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles–crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general. Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, Richard Tregaskis volunteered to be there.

Guadalcanal Diary book. Richard Tregaskis is the original war reporter vérité A modern correspondent uses the word "I" much more than Tregaskis ever did. Richard Tregaskis is the original war reporter vérité. A modern correspondent uses the word "I" much more than Tregaskis ever did.

The book is told from the perspective of American journalist Richard Tregaskis

The book is told from the perspective of American journalist Richard Tregaskis. He was an embedded reporter with the United States Marines during July, August, and September 1942. 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.

Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal

Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of only two journalists on hand to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal. He risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier’s experience of the war in the Pacific, from the suffocating heat and humidity to the unique terror of fighting in tall, razor-sharp grass and in crocodile-infested jungle streams against a concealed enemy.

A superb example of war reporting at its best. -From the Introduction by Mark Bowden "The book's secret is the simple secret of all good reporting-fidelity and detail. About Richard Tregaskis. Richard Tregaskis was a writer and reporter. He received the Overseas Press Club's George Polk Award in 1964 for first-person reporting under hazardous circumstances. Moana Tregaskis was a longtime journalist for The New York Times.

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Guadalcanal Diary - Richard Tregaskis. War makes for great stories. It by definition involves matters of historical importance, and it is rivaled by few events in life for drama.

This celebrated classic gives a soldier's-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles--crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general. Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, Richard Tregaskis volunteered to be there. An on-location news correspondent (at the time, one of only two on Guadalcanal), he lived alongside the soldiers: sleeping on the ground--only to be awoken by air raids--eating the sometimes meager rations, and braving some of the most dangerous battlefields of World War II. He more than once narrowly escaped the enemy's fire, and so we have this incisive and exciting inside account of the groundbreaking initial landing of U.S. troops on Guadalcanal. With a new Introduction by Mark Bowden--renowned journalist and author of Black Hawk Down--this edition of Guadalcanal Diary makes available once more one of the most important American works of the war.

Ces
After reading "Invasion Diary", I immediately picked this up. It didn't let me down even though it chronologically fell before his Invasion Diary work. I had always passed this book up having read numerous accounts of Guadalcanal and knowing the events by heart, thinking there was nothing else to know. Well, this book is indeed the same events we know like the back of our hand, yet it's told in a way that brings it all home fresh again, it's written with skill. Of course I'm impressed with Tregaskis for how he ignored danger to get the story, but I think I'm more impressed with his skill in translating the events around him into something that comes alive. I wish I'd read this years ago.
Brakree
Probably the best military book I ever read. Richard Tregaskis was a fantastically good professional writer and he was there unlike most other
war correspondents. Now I understand how tough it was for the Marines in the bloody battle and I fully understand the island war in the Pacific.
This book was obviously a true story of the Japanese Island War in the Pacific. Above and beyond bravery on both sides.
Tregaskis wrote down exactly what he saw and wrote about it in a perfectly readable way. WWII is now 70+ years into history and we can be proud
of what the military did for us in that era, It was a classic text book on how the US Marines and the US Navy went about winning that island war.
I was a member of that generation but was to young to participate, I would recommend this to any American Military or American citizen alike.
It should be textbook mandatory for all Navy and Marines. Semper Fi.
Thank you veterans for your service. (My uncle was a wounded Seabee in that battle} Thank you Jimmy for your service..
Iraraeal
What impressed me most about this book is that the author demonstrated almost as much courage under fire as did the Marines who fought on Guadalcanal. Also, like Ernie Pyle, Mr. Tregaskis also took frequent occasions to give the names and home towns of the men who fought on Guadalcanal. This seemed to be of some importance to the men, in hopes that the loved ones back home would see their names in local newspapers.
Just_paw
Tregaskis did a very nice job on this--setting the standard for modern war correspondents. This book covers just the first two months of the Guadalcanal Campaign. Tregaskis was 26 at the time, Like a lot of folks on Guadalcanal, he was eventually evacuated when he got sick. He kept copious notes as the covered the campaign--making sure to note the hometown of every enlisted man or officer he talked to (the folks back home in Muleshoe Missouri would certainly like to hear that Billy Smith did this or that on Guadalcanal). He started to write this book while he was being flown from Espiritu Santu to Pearl Harbor for further medical treatment. When he got to Pearl Harbor the Navy took his notes--classified information after all--but let him continue to write the book in a secure room during the day. He sent his first draft to Bennett Cerf expecting that it would need further editing before being published. Cerf wrote back--"Your draft will be published as the next Book of The Month club selection!" And so it was.

Tregaskis went on to cover the war in Italy (where he received a head wound that left a metal plate in his head) the push out from Normandy, Korea, and Viet Nam.

His personal story is also interesting. He was 6 feet six or seven; rail thin; a diabetic who carried some early instructions on diabetic treatment in his knapsack on Guadalcanal. He had to eat a lot to maintain his weight--tough to do on Guadalcanal in the early going; he had a size fourteen foot--tough to get boots that size in the USMC supply chain in 1942.
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Vispel
The author accompanied the Marines and he did a outstanding job in writing this book. As a former marine I have always had a tremendous respect for the incredible feats of the greatest generation ,way before I heard that phrase. Its a shame that these brave warriors are passing at an alarming rate so we need to get their stories down on paper or video. Incredible what the Marines did against the experienced forces of Japan and this book is a must read for people who are interested in World War Two.
Peles
I read this book when I was about 10 years old ( I'm 69 now ) and always thought it was one of the best books ever written about Guadalcanal. It's a story of the men who fought, rather tan the tactics. I was watching a show on The Military Channel recently, which featured Richard Tregaskis, and it got me to thinking about the book and how much I had enjoyed it many years ago. It occurred to me that my 2 two grandsons ( ages 11 & 12 ) might also enjoy it. So I had two copies shipped to them and hoping to encourage them, I offered them a monetary reward if they finished it. Well , that was about 2-3 weeks ago. I just was with them this past weekend. How it warmed my heart when they told me that they had finished it and
LOVED it. There mom told me that they couldn't put it down and even raced against each other to finish it. So if you want your young grandkids to know what the Greatest Generation did to preserve their freedom, this book is a great starting point.
Bluddefender
Mr. Tregaskis provided a whole new way of seeing a war American citizens hadn't experienced since the Civil War ! His job as one of the first war correspondent in the South Pacific in 1942 was to accompany the first Marine offensive against the Japanese at Guadicanal in the Solomon Islands ! The telling of this horrific conflict of green American troops against a tested and formidable enemy in an hostile environment in their attempt to take and hold a Japanese airfield on the island (currently, Henderson Field) is gut-wrenching ! This battle was the turning point for America's armed services and how boys became men of determination and fortitude! My thanks to this correspondent for bringing to light how our Nation could and did turn the tragedy of Pearl Harbor into a victory of patriotism and "can do" of our boys in green ! Semper Fi ! It is a "must read" if you want to know how this country overcame unimaginable obstacles in getting the support needed to bring an end to Japanese domination in the South Pacific ! Tate