Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener takes you to the South Pacific during 1942, when the Allies were struggling to stem the Japanese advance.  Amid endless ocean, the tiny specks of coral we call islands, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray against the reefs, and the full moon rising behind the volcanoes, we meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war.

Rabaul Eruption

I had seen and loved the Movie South Pacific, but when I finally read the book that inspired it, I was forever spoiled.

 

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