Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War Topics for Discussion

William Manchester
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Casual readers of the book often mistakenly conclude that the author personally participated in numerous combat situations on Guadalcanal, Saipan, and others. Do you think the text adequately explains why the author's personal memories are interspersed with historical segments?

The author believes that by revisiting World War II combat zones he can gain some measure of psychological peace from the memories of his own combat experiences. Do you think the author's journey was successful in this regard?

Of the various combat campaigns discussed in the book, the author believes that Peleliu was probably unnecessary for overall victory. Summarize the rationale offered by the author in support of this argument.

Most of the combat operations described focus on the US Marine Corps, though a few focus on the US Army. Do you get a sense that these two branches of the armed forces were particularly...

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