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Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (edition 1980)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316501115, Paperback)The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms." To find out, Manchester visited those places in the Pacific where as a young Marine he fought the Japanese, and in this book examines his experiences in the line with his fellow soldiers (his "brothers"). He gives us an honest and unabashedly emotional account of his part in the war in the Pacific. "The most moving memoir of combat on WW II that I have ever read. A testimony to the fortitude of man...a gripping, haunting, book." --William L. Shirer
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:49 -0400)
e personal memoir of the author while serving in the Pacific during World War II as a foot soldier in the Marines.
(summary from another edition)
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