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Goodbye, Darkness A Memoir of the Pacific War

ISBN-10: 0316501115

ISBN-13: 9780316501118

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: William Manchester

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

William Manchester was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he completed his B.A. at the University of Massachusetts and earned his master's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He was a journalist for several years before becoming the managing editor of Wesleyan University's publications office. He spent the rest of his career at the University, serving in various roles including adjunct professor of history and writer-in-residence. In addition to several novels, her wrote a number of historical and biographical works. Among them are The Death of a President, which won the Dag Hammarskjold International Literary Prize and American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964. His last major work was a three-part biography of Winston Churchill, entitled The Last Lion. He received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2000. Manchester died on June 1, 2004, at the age of 82.

Illustrations
Preamble: Blood That Never Dried
Prologue: The Wind-Grieved Ghost
Able: From the Argonne to Pearl Harbor
Baker: Arizona, I Remember You
Charlie: Ghastly Remnants of Its Last Gaunt Garrison
Dog: The Rim of Darkness
Easy: The Raggedy Ass Marines
Fox: The Canal
George: Les Braves Gens
How: We Are Living Very Fast
Item: I Will Lay Me Down for to Bleed a While ...
Jig: ... Then I'll Rise and Fight with You Again
Author's Note