A Time of War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle without Maps by William H. WhyteA Time of War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle without Maps by William H. Whyte

A Time of War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle without Maps

byWilliam H. WhyteIntroduction byJames C. Bradford

Paperback | January 15, 2000

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The battle for control of Guadalcanal, and what Americans learned from it, forms the heart of William H. Whyte's memoir. Humorous and loving, brilliantly descriptive and fully researched, A Time of War is a significant addition to the personal accounts of the war in the Pacific.
William H. Whyte is most often remembered by the public as the author of The Organization Man, the 1956 best-selling examination of modern American society. Urbanologists remember him as a student of urban behavior and designer of living spaces. He was both, of course, but first he was a Marine, a fact he paid homage to when he said on...
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Title:A Time of War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle without MapsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 0.59 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823220087

ISBN - 13:9780823220083

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Urban scientist and scholar William H. Whyte was, before his career as a social philosopher and architect, a U.S. Marine who served in the first and longest American campaign of the Second World War. A Time of War is his memoir. Whyte and his division had undergone only rudimentary planning for the campaign and had to struggle not only with the enemy forces, but also with inadequate maps and unbearably difficult terrain. They succeeded in capturing the Japanese airfield on Guadalcanal, but this was just the beginning of their work. Anyone fascinated with the history of the man, or anyone who loves fascinating war memoirs, should pick up Whyte’s excellent book.

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?An outstanding description of the United States Marine Corps? first offensive in the Pacific from a highly literate and witty participant.?