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No Bended Knee: The Battle for Guadalcanal

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“A VIVID NARRATIVE . . . A splendid first-person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in World War II’s Pacific theater.”
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“By reading and studying No Bended Knee, the military professional can gain an appreciation for war at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Twining writes as he served
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ebook, 288 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Presidio Press (first published June 1st 1994)
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Heikki
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let's face it. Everyone knows Midway, right? No, not the video game company. The battle in 1942 during which the Japanese Navy broke its back. The one where Nimitz and Spruance beat Nagumo and Yamamoto.

Many people know the campaign of Guadalcanal too, the follow-up for Midway, which proved to be even more pivotal for the war in the Pacific. They may know Alexander Vandegriff, the Marine commander's name. But the man who wrote this compact and yet very satisfying book on it should be better known
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Matt Ely
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, military
This is a unique volume for me: a military history told by someone who lived through it, but designed to a dispassionate and analytical. Although Twining tells the story from his perspective, he makes a sincere effort to bring in supporting documentation to fill in the areas of the event he did not see himself. He also has no interest in maligning the Japanese; he is satisfied to praise their achievements and critique their shortcomings. Perhaps the distance of fifty years made that easier for h ...more
Alex Barrett
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good account, if a little slow in its detail. It's good if you want to really get into the details of history, not so much if you just want an entertaining read and don't care about the small things. Also interesting with the personal touches of the author being involved and knowing some "behind the scenes" things others will not usually have access to.
David
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From someone who was there from the start and doesn't pull punches.
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