George W. Smith

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George W. Smith is a former sports writer for The Hartford Courant, having retired in 1995 after twenty-five years of service. He has written two other books, The Siege at Hue and Carlson’s Raid, which was selected as a Military History Book-of-the-Month Club selection. He lives in West Hartford, CT.

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Books by this Author

The gripping true account of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion -- from its formation and training to its heroic baptism under fire in the battles of Tulagi and Guadalcanal.

No campaign in World War II was undertaken with as many shortcomings as Operation Watchtower -- the invasion of Guadalcanal in the summer of 1942. Rushed into action with little training, virtually no enemy intelligence, and using equipment left over from World War I, the gutsy-but-green men of the 1st Marine...