Southwest Passage: The Yanks in the Pacific (BOK)

John Lardner

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At a time when few Americans had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down under with the U.S. armed forces as one of the first American war correspondents in the Pacific theatre. With his excellent sense of humour and gift for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthur's arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the daring Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. More frequently, Lardner wrote about the ordinary day and the average person. Traveling throughout the country, in Southwest Passage Lardner offers a glimpse of Australia in the 1940s and generates warmth and admiration for World War II fighters in the Pacific, whether Australian, New Zealander, aboriginal, or American. For generations of readers who have learned about World War II with the benefit of hindsight, Lardner's tone, style, and selected topics give more than just entertaining anecdotes about the military in the Pacific; they are a view into the culture and society of mid-century America.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter John Lardner
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803240988
Antall sider 314 Dimensjoner 14cm x 19,9cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 349 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Alex Belth Emner og form Second World War, History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Australasian & Pacific history