Richard Tregaskis

Richard William Tregaskis (November 28, 1916 – August 15, 1973) was an American journalist and author whose best-known work is Guadalcanal Diary (1943), an account of just the first several weeks (in August – September 1942) of the U.S. Marine Corps invasion of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II. This was a six-month-long campaign. Tregaskis served as a war correspondent during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Books in order of publication:

Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Invasion Diary (1944)

Stronger Than Fear (1945) (novel)

Seven Leagues to Paradise (1951)

Guadalcanal Diary (1955) (Revised, updated version)

X-15 Diary: The Story Of America’s First Space Ship (1961)

Last Plane to Shanghai (1961)

John F. Kennedy: War Hero (1962)

John F. Kennedy and PT-109 (children’s book, 1962)

Vietnam Diary (1963)

China Bomb (1967) (novel)

Warrior King: Hawaii’s Kamehameha the Great (1973)

Southeast Asia: Building the Bases, The History of Construction in Southeast Asia (1975)

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