Provides an historiographical survey and comprehensive bibliography on one of the most important campaigns of World War II's Asian/Pacific War.
Beginning in August 1942 and continuing through the end of 1943, when the Japanese base at Rabaul was isolated and bypassed, the Solomon Islands Campaign was conducted with combined Allied forces from the Southwest Pacific and Central Pacific commands and included several major amphibious landings, a dozen naval battles, and continuous air attacks. A comprehensive bibliography on the Solomon Islands Campaign, this book includes an historiographical narrative and an annotated bibliography of over 500 entries. The historiographical section reviews the works in the bibliography section and provides appropriate cross-references, while the bibliography provides descriptive and evaluative annotations.
The book provides a comprehensive survey of the literature on the Solomon Islands Campaign and also points to gaps in the literature and areas where further research is needed. Including both popular and scholarly literature, the work covers operations in all dimensions—land, water, underwater, air, and combinations of these. It also covers personnel and their experiences, memoirs, diaries, autobiographies, biographies, and oral histories as well as intelligence matters, diplomacy, logistics and supply, and cultural aspects such as journalism, fiction, film, and art. Archival, research, and library facilities and materials are also described. The book also includes an introductory historical essay, a chronology, and comprehensive indexes.