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Goodbye, Darkness

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Goodbye, Darkness

A Memoir of the Pacific War
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In this intensely powerful memoir, America’s preeminent biographer-historian, who has written so brilliantly about World War II in his acclaimed lives of General Douglas MacArthur (American Caesar) and Winston Churchill (The Last Lion), looks back at his own early life.

This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific of what it looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and most of all, what it felt like to one who underwent all but the ultimate of its experiences.

In this intensely powerful memoir, America’s preeminent biographer-historian, who has written so brilliantly about World War II in his acclaimed lives of General Douglas MacArthur (American Caesar) and Winston Churchill (The Last Lion), looks back at his own early life.

This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific of what it looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and most of all, what it felt like to one who underwent all but the ultimate of its experiences.

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  • William Manchester (1922-2004) was a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. His best-selling books included The Last Lion, a multivolume biography of Winston Churchill, and American Caesar, a biography of Douglas MacArthur.

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  • AudioFile Magazine The author's gift for words features a dry, dark sense of humor that brings a smile a minute. He recounts his memories, both tragic and droll, of being a Marine sergeant in the Pacific during WWII. Narrator Barrett Whitener takes the role of straight man. Although he occasionally imitates characters--the Japanese pilot shouting "Tora! Tora! Tora!" into his microphone, for example--he never becomes silly or intrusive. He knows how to keep the writer in the limelight, letting the fun come from Manchester's style and content. Whitener's quiet manner sometimes morphs to a whisper in a delivery perfect for a warrior's memories. Although this is an entertaining memoir, it also serves as an excellent history of the Pacific Campaign. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
  • Los Angeles Times

    "It belongs with the best war memoirs ever written."

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