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Battle of Guadalcanal: 7 August 1942 - 9 February 1943

A Select Bibliography

Bartsch, William H. Victory fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's first land defeat of World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2014.

Carmichael, Thomas N. The ninety days. [New York, NY]: B. Geis Associates, 1971.

Cave, Hugh B. Long were the nights; the saga of PT squadron "X" in the Solomons. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1944.

Clemens, Martin. Alone on Guadalcanal: a coastwatcher's story. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Coggins, Jack. The campaign for Guadalcanal; a battle that made history. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972.

Cook, Charles O. The Battle of Cape Esperance: encounter at Guadalcanal. New York, NY: Crowell, 1968, 1992.

Coombe, Jack D. Derailing the Tokyo Express: the naval battles for the Solomon Islands that sealed Japan's fate. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1991.

Cortesi, Lawrence. Bloody Friday off Guadalcanal. New York, NY: Kensington Pub. Corp., 1981.

Cox, Jeffrey R. Blazing star, setting sun: the Guadalcanal-​Solomons campaign, November 1942-March 1943. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

____. Morning star, midnight sun: the early Guadalcanal-Solomons campaign of World War II, August-October 1942. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2018.

Day, Ronnie. New Georgia: the second battle for the Solomons. Bloomington, IN; Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 2016.

Domagalski, John J. Into the dark water: the story of three officers and PT-109. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2014.

Farr, Scott T. The historical record, strategic decision making, and carrier support to Operation Watchtower. Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2003.

Feuer, A.B., ed. Coast watching in the Solomon Islands: the Bougainville reports, December 1941-July 1943. New York, NY: Praeger, 1992.

Frank, Richard B. Guadalcanal: the definitive account of the landmark battle. New York, NY: Penguin, 1992.

Freeman, Robert H. Requiem for a fleet: the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, August 1942 - February 1943. Ventnor, NJ: Shellback Press, 1984.

Friedman, Kenneth I. Morning of the rising sun: the heroic story of the battles for Guadalcanal.
[United States]: K.I. Friedman, 2007.

Fuquea, David C. Commanders and command decisions: the impact on naval combat in the Solomon Islands, November 1942. Newport, RI: Naval War College, 2004.

Grace, James W. The naval battle of Guadalcanal: night action, 13 November 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Great Britain. Naval Staff. Tactical, Torpedo, and Staff Duties Division. Naval operations of the campaign for Guadalcanal; Aug. 1942-Feb. 1943. [London, UK]: Naval Staff, Admiralty, 1944.

Great Britain. Naval Staff. Training and Staff Duties Division. Naval operations at the landings in the southern Solomons: 7th-10th August, 1942. [London, UK]: Naval Staff, Admiralty, 1944.

Griffith, Samuel B. The battle for Guadalcanal. Annapolis, MD: Nautical and Aviation Pub. Co. of America, 1979.

Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans. Guadalcanal echoes. Brunswick, ME: Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans, 1981-1995.

Hammel, Eric M. Carrier clash: the invasion of Guadalcanal and the battle of the eastern Solomons, August 1942. Grand Rapids, MI: Zenith, 2004.

____. Carrier strike: the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 2000.

____. Guadalcanal: decision at sea. New York, NY: Crown, 1988.

____. Guadalcanal: starvation island. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1987.

____. Guadalcanal: the carrier battles: carrier operations in the Solomons, August-October 1942. New York, NY: Crown, 1987.

Hone, Trent. The battle of Guadalcanal. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2022.

Hornfischer, James D. Neptune's inferno: the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 2011.

Hoyt, Edwin P. Guadalcanal. New York, NY: Stein and Day, 1982.

Hutchinson, John A. Bluejacket: in harm's way from Guadalcanal to Tokyo or "the Golden gate-- or Pearly Gate-- by '48". New York, NY: Vantage Press, 1995.

Jameson, Colin G. The Battle of Guadalcanal, 11-15 November 1942. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, 1994.

Johns, J. Murray. Guadalcanal twice-told: an amazing true diary of a Japanese soldier and memoirs of the American sailor who found him alive, but dying, on Guadalcanal. New York, NY: Vantage Press, 1978.

Kennedy, Bill. Fearless warrior: a gunner's mate on the beach at Guadalcanal. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1991.

Kilpatrick, C.W. The naval night battles in the Solomons. Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press of Florida, 1987.

Letourneau, Roger. Operation KE: the Cactus Air Force and the Japanese withdrawal from Guadalcanal. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012.

Lundstrom, John B. Black shoe carrier admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006.

____. The first team and the Guadalcanal campaign: naval fighter combat from August to November, 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Prados, John. Islands of destiny: the Solomons campaign and the eclipse of the Rising Sun. New York, NY: NAL Caliber, 2013.

Satterfield, John R. We band of brothers: the Sullivans and World War II. Parkersburg, IA: Mid-Prairie Books, 1995.

Stern, Robert C. Knife's edge: South Pacific carrier battles from the eastern Solomons to Santa Cruz. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2023.

Stille, Mark. The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942 : clash for supremacy in the Pacific. Oxford, UK; Long Island City, NY: Osprey Publishing, 2013.

____. USN cruiser vs IJN cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2009.

United States. Marine Corps. The Guadalcanal campaign. [Washington, DC]: Historical Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, 1949.

United States. Office of Naval Intelligence. Battle of Guadalcanal : 11-15 November 1942, including the enemy air attacks of 11 and 12 November; the cruiser night action of 12-13 November; the air operations of 13, 14, and 15 November; and the battleship night action of 14-15 November. Part 6. [Washington, DC]: Office of Naval Intelligence, 1944.

Ware, Leonard. The landing in the Solomons, 7-8 August 1942. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, 1994.

Wukovits, John F. Tin can titans: the heroic men and ships of World War II's most decorated Navy destroyer squadron. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2017.

Published: Fri Mar 29 12:25:56 EDT 2024