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If you could sum up Guadalcanal Diary in three words, what would they be?
What other book might you compare Guadalcanal Diary to and why?
HELMET FOR MY PILLOW
Have you listened to any of Pete Cross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
NO BUT IT WAS WONDERFUL
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
I LOVE WWII DOCUMENTARIES. IN HISTORY WE HAD 1 CHAPTER WHICH ONLY COVERED THE EUROPEAN CONFLICT! TERRIBLE, I ONLY HOPE ALL GENERATIONS WILL LEARN FROM THIS & ALL WARS.
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Until I encountered "Guadalcanal Diary," I had only read books about WWII in Europe. After reading Richard Tregaskis' description of what it was like for himself and for the Marines who lived and fought in the terrible terrain and wretched conditions there, I knew I had to find out more about the theater of operations where WWII began and ended for the US. Years later, it was fascinating to listen to this account of the first months on Guadalcanal in the context of greater knowledge of that aspect of the war. In my opinion, however, a different narrator would have made it even more pleasurable to listen to. Mr. Cross seemed to me to sound both too young and too detached to do justice to the people and events described in this book.
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