The Incredible Naval Debacle off Guadalcanal


First American Edition

By: Richard F. Newcomb

Holt, Rinehart and Winston [New York]

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Turquoise cloth]

Item Number: 20196



Four U.S. heavy cruisers sunk in a night battle, August 9, 1942, by an inferior Japanese force; the defeat crippled support and supply efforts for Guadalcanal for some months. A very good copy, spine head & tail very slightly worn, book plate removed from front paste-down, in price-clipped dust jacket with somewhat worn edges. (278p., 46 illus., 2 maps, casualties, Orders of Battle, biblio., index.)