World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester (Back Bay, $16.99). The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms." To find out, Manchester visited those places in the Pacific where as a young Marine he fought the Japanese, and in this book examines his experiences in the line with his fellow soldiers. He gives us an honest and unabashedly emotional account of his part in the war in the Pacific.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316501118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 12th, 2002