Military history

Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War

Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War

The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms."

PREAMBLE: Blood That Never Dried

PROLOGUE: The Wind-Grieved Ghost

ABLE: From the Argonne to Pearl Harbor

BAKER: Arizona, I Remember You

CHARLIE: Ghastly Remnants of Its Last Gaunt Garrison

DOG: The Rim of Darkness

EASY: The Raggedy Ass Marines

FOX: The Canal

GEORGE: Les Braves Gens

HOW: We Are Living Very Fast

ITEM: I Will Lay Me Down for to Bleed a While …

JIG: … Then I'll Rise and Fight with You Again