Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific
Offers interviews with the last surviving veterans of the ground forces that struggled to contain the Japanese advances in the Pacific campaign during World War II.
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One thing I like about this book is that it gives you a great feel for the remoteness and size of this theater. At one point Bergerud describes how a person could have lived inland on one of the South Pacific islands and never have realized that there was a world war going on. The descriptions of the jungles, the Golden Staircase, and the conflicts between the tribesmen and the Japanese are all great stuff too.