I. Now What? - Strategic situation in Summer 1942 II. Learning on the Landing - The Invasion of Guadalcanal III. The Sleeping Watch - The Battle of Savo Island IV. Expensive Bait - Battle of the Eastern Solomons V. I am Aoba - The Battle of Cape Esperance VI. Not Quite Midway - Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands VII. Barfight in the Dark - The First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal VIII. The Reckoning Begins - Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal IX. Just When You Think - Battles of Tassafaronga and Rennell Island X. Cartwheeling - Bismarck Sea, Landings on New Georgia and Vella Lavella XI. Guadalcanal - Minus All the Mistakes XII. Anti-Climax - Isolation of Rabaul
Paperback edition of the follow on to the successful Rising Sun, Falling Skies. This is a comprehensive and dramatic re-telling of the Guadalcanal and Solomons naval campaign - the daring Allied offensive to protect Australia and the South Pacific from Japanese invasion.
Jeffrey R. Cox is a litigation attorney and an independent military historian specializing in World War II, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. His first interest was in the Pacific War, which he has studied for more than 30 years. A student of history, international affairs, and defence policy for most of his life, Cox holds a degree in National Security Policy Studies from The Ohio State University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law. He is a contributor to Military History Online (www.militaryhistoryonline.com) and resides in Indianapolis, USA.