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Pacific War Diary

James J. Fahey

Pacific War Diary

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Published by University of Washington Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Military History - World War II,
  • Military Personal Narratives,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Europe,
  • Military - General,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Fahey, James J,
  • Campaigns,
  • Naval operations, American,
  • Pacific Area,
  • Personal narratives, American,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsVon Hardesty (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9828806M
    ISBN 100295973048
    ISBN 109780295973043


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Pacific War Diary, book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Throughout the World War II campaign in the Pacific, a /5. The book is the diary of a young seaman aboard the USS Montpelier during action in the Pacific from through He kept the diary a secret because it was against Navy regulations to keep such a document and it was only printed years after the war ended.

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[foreword, Samuel Eliot Morison; blurbs, Paul Fussell, Edward L Beach, Chester W Nimitz; design, Mark Caleb] Seller Joseph Valles - Books Published Condition Fine Item Price $. Fahey wrote graphically about the brutality of the naval war in the Pacific while serving as a seaman first class on the USS Montpelier.

He worked as a garbage man until he retired, and donated the profits from his book to charity. Through the long naval campaign in the Pacific, an ordinary seaman defied regulations by surreptitiously compiling a diary on scraps of paper, writing it in secret when no one was looking.

What Fahey recorded is a view of the war not found in history books--a vivid picture of an average sailor's daily life from the first taste of battle to the final desperate attacks by kamikaze pilots and 4/5(7). Narratives of war by statesmen, generals and politicians are abundant, but very few accounts are given by the ordinary soldiers who have fought our wars.

James Fahey was Pacific War Diary book Seaman First Class on the U.S.S. Montpelier in the Pacific arena during World War II, an ordinary seaman who religiously kept a diary. “PACIFIC WAR DIARY ” By James J. Fahey. Foreword by Samuel Eliot Morison. Written in secret and against strict U.S.

Navy regulations, this is the contraband diary of an American sailor. Diary of an American seaman aboard the cruiser Montpelier, of the action he saw in the Solomons, Marianas, Philippines and off Borneo, China and Japan, in the second World War.

From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review4/5(7). Pacific War Diary is the diary of James Fahey, an ordinary sailor from Waltham, Massachusetts, who served aboard the light cruiser Montpelier from the time it left the U.S.

east coast in December until its return in December /5(5). Pacific War Diary, Â The Secret Diary of an American Sailor by James J. Fahey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Pacific War Diary is the diary of James Fahey, an ordinary sailor from Waltham, Massachusetts, who served aboard the light cruiser Montpelier from the time it left the U.S.

east coast in December until its return in December I first became aware of this diary when reading Paul Fussell's book Wartime, wherein Fussell uses many quotes /5(47).

The ship fought in nearly every battle in the South and Central Pacific. In fact, the Montpelier won thirteen battle stars, which was the most of any ship in the Pacific during World War II. At the end of th James J.

Fahey was born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York/5(15). Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Pacific War Diary (Illustrated Abridged) () by James J. Fahey.4/5(88). James Fahey drives a truck for the sanitation department of Waltham, Massachusetts.

This year-old diary, which he kept during the years when he was Seaman First Class aboard the light cruiser Montpelier, is a rare authentic document indeed.

It is the sort of thing historians would give anything to find within their chosen period, and for those who took part in the war against Japan, or who. Get this from a library. Pacific war diary, [James J Fahey] -- Diary of an American seaman aboard the cruiser Montpelier, of the action he saw in the Solomons, Marianas, Philippines and off Borneo, China and Japan, in the second World War.

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Pacific War Diary, ­ The Secret Diary of an American Sailor by James J. Fahey ISBN ISBN Paperback; Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, ; ISBN This is for a Rare Vintage, Antique World War II United States Navy, USS Arkansas BB33 Battleship Pacific War Diary hard covered Cruise Book.

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hard covered book measures 8" x 10" profusely illustrated with photos of the ship & crew Rating: % positive. This celebrated classic gives a soldier's-eye-view of the Guadalcanal battles&#;crucial to World War II, the war that continues to fascinate us all, and to military history in general.

Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall ofRichard Tregaskis volunteered to be there. The Pacific War Papers is an annotated collection of extremely rare Japanese primary-source documents, translated into English, that provides an invalu-able resource for historians and students of World War II.

These naval and diplomatic documents come from the collection of the late Gordon Prange, the eminent scholar of Pearl Harbor, who obtained them from Japanese naval leaders while working. In my opinion, what makes Guadalcanal Diary stand out, and thus stand the test of time, is the clear and factual manner in which it conveys the new, different feeling of warfare in the Pacific for Americans.

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On August 7,eleven thousand US Marines landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific. It was the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces; the first time in history that a combined air, land.

Richard Tregaskis (–) was a journalist and award-winning author best known for Guadalcanal Diary (), his bestselling chronicle of the US Marine Corps invasion of the Solomon Islands during World War in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Tregaskis graduated from Harvard University and reported for the Boston American before joining the International News Service.

James Fahey kept this diary from October to Decemberon loose sheets of paper closely covered with writing on both sides. Sometimes entries were made several times during one day. The continued series of books that cover the Pacific War, most centered on Midway, is somewhat amazing.

This reviewer, having started – you can guess the dates, with the original printing of Guadalcanal Diary () by Richard Tregaskis, and proceeding through Tarawa, The story of a Battle, Robert Sherrod. James J. Fahey, 73, a garbage truck driver who became a best-selling author and donated his royalties to build a church in India.

Fahey’s book, “Pacific War Diary ,” told his. Pacific war diary, Boston: Houghton Mifflin. MLA Citation. Fahey, James J. Pacific war diary, Houghton Mifflin Boston Australian/Harvard Citation. Fahey, James J. Pacific war diary, Houghton Mifflin Boston. Wikipedia Citation. Pacific Wrecks reviews books, magazines and videos related to World War II in the Pacific and the Korean War.

Read our reviews of the best history, memoirs, units, wrecks and specialty publications and interviews with authors. Before I answer it's important to make some facts clear: Anne Frank’s book is a diary that describes her experience in hiding from the Nazis, and it is true.

She wasn't inspired by anything- most likely she wrote because she was bored inside her a. Pacific War Diary, By Fahey, James J. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston ISBN Paperback, pages. Descripton: This book is written from a private diary of an ordinary US sailor written in secret.

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Available Online. Add to Wishlist. QUICK ADD. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More. The B&N Mastercard®. Diaries kept by World War II soldiers are very rare, because keeping a diary was generally forbidden due to the danger of it falling into enemy hands. This. Humanity should not lose its memory, even if some may try to conceal it.

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From 7 Decemberthe date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, to 31 Augusttwo days before the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay, Pacific Fleet staff at Pearl Harbor maintained a running estimate and summary of communicatons and other records in a “gray book,” copies of which were filed with the papers of Fleet Admiral Chester W.

Nimitz at the Operational Archives, Naval. A Captured Japanese Diary from the Pacific Theater SummerVol. 45, No. 2 | Genealogy Notes By Jennifer N. Johnson "We know we are going to die, so we have no fear of anybody and everyone is high-spirited." —from the diary of a Japanese soldier on Makin Atoll The Pacific theater in World War II has always intrigued me, perhaps because my grandfather served there, but I.World War II Diary of Robert T.

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