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Coast Watching In The Solomon Islands

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The Bougainville Reports--by Jack Read, Paul Mason, and other coast watchers--are vivid accounts of the coast watching activities on Buka and Bougainville Islands in the Solomon Islands chain during World War II and describe in detail one of the most successful intelligence operations of the war. By the time war came to the South Pacific on December 8, 1941, an excellent intra-district communication network had already been established on Bougainville. A daily system of radio reporting was put into effect by Lieutenant Commander Eric Feldt, who later wrote: Few realized that when the first waves of United States Marines landed on the bitterly contested beaches of Guadalcanal, coast watchers on Bougainville, New Georgia, and other islands were sending warning signals of impending Japanese air raids almost two hours before enemy aircraft formations appeared over the island. Japanese shipping and aircraft activity was monitored and news of spottings was telegraphed to Guadalcanal Headquarters. Information on shipping was directly responsible for the American victory in November 1942, when 12 Japanese transports, loaded with reinforcements, were intercepted and destroyed. Jack Read summarized his activities as follows: Reviewing the course of our operations, we can see that coast watching on that most northerly peg of the Solomons had fulfilled its mission long before we were driven out--and to a far greater effect than even we realized. During the early and uncertain days of the American struggle to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese, the reports and timely warnings from Bougainville were directly responsible for the enemy's defeat. Admiral William Halsey praised the work of the coast watchers and said that the intelligence information from Bougainville saved Guadalcanal and that Guadalcanal saved the South Pacific. These edited reports tell the remarkable story of Read, Mason, and other coast watchers and depict their struggles for survival in the Japanese-patrolled jungles of Bougainville. They provide a fascinating account that will intrigue historians, World War II and espionage buffs, and students.


Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur

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Pulitzer Prize--winning poet Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) is part of a notable literary cohort, American poets who came to prominence in the mid-twentieth century. Wilbur's verse is esteemed for its fluency, wit, and optimism; his ingeniously rhymed translations of French drama by Moliere, Racine, and Corneille remain the most often staged in the English-speaking world; his essays possess a scope and acumen equal to the era's best criticism. This biography examines the philosophical and visionary depth of his world-renowned poetry and traces achievements spanning seventy years, from political editorials about World War II to war poems written during his service to his theatrical career, including a contentious collaboration with Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman.

Wilbur's life has been mistakenly seen as blessed, lacking the drama of his troubled contemporaries. Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur corrects that view and explores how Wilbur's perceived "normality" both enhanced and limited his achievement. The authors augment the life story with details gleaned from access to his unpublished journals, family archives, candid interviews they conducted with Wilbur and his wife, Charlee, and his correspondence with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, John Malcolm Brinnin, James Merrill, and others.


The Border Watch

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"The Border Watch" closes the series which began with "The Young Trailers," and which was continued successively in "The Forest Runners," "The Keepers of the Trail," "The Eyes of the Woods," "The Free Rangers," "The Riflemen of the Ohio," and "The Scouts of the Valley." All the eight volumes deal with the fortunes and adventures of two boys, Henry Ware and Paul Cotter, and their friends Shif'less Sol Hyde, Silent Tom Ross and Long Jim Hart, in the early days of Kentucky. The action moves over a wide area, from New Orleans in the South to Lake Superior in the North, and from the Great Plains in the West to the land of the Iroquois in the East.


Three Decades Of Experimentation In Tropical Nigeria

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Life is a journey. The way time flies. Three decades of academics, research and charity packed life. From 1984 - 2014 the pedestal has been on to shape tropical agriculture, capture temperate agriculture, and serve humanity in all spheres of life. Most rewarding is the metamorphosis in academics and charity at local and cross-country levels. There can be no better tribute to my lecturers, supervisors, students, bosses, schools, colleges and universities than to chronicle this personal three decades of experimentation in tropical Nigeria. The place of experimentation in tropical agriculture has come a long way. Many schools, colleges, research institutes, universities have done great jobs in raising agricultural graduates that have changed the landscape of tropical agriculture. Great thanks to Federal School of Agriculture/National Root Crops Research Insitute, Umudike; Anambra and Enugu State University of Science and Technology; University of Essex, Ebonyi State University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria and United Kingdom. Likewise my supervisors and mentors namely: Engr. G. I. Nwandikom; Dr E. C. Nwuzor, Prof. F. N. Nnoke; Prof. I Unamba-Oparah; Prof. J. N. Pretty; Prof. A. S. Ball and my students O. O. Uwaeze, E. Igheghe;; J. O. Ibeleme; S. N. Okolo; S. E. Obi; E. N. Onyenze; O . Odii; J. O. Aloh and N. C. Nwangbo and others who could not be covered in this piece due to displaced dissertations/thesis. Special thanks to staff and management of Tesco and Asda Stores Ltd, UK. Great thanks to the Apostolate of Vatican City as custodian of my wills of my foundations and causes and my life - The World Citizens in Pain, Suffering, Labour with Dignity, Peace and Freedom.


Bird Watcher's A To Z Journal

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This is a 6" x 9" lightweight paperback journal for recording bird sightings out in the field or at home in the garden. It provides plenty of space for all the important information and for any additional notes you might need to make. The A to Z format makes it easy to keep track of previous sightings.



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