The battle of Guadalcanal brutally shattered the myth of Japanese invincibility. August 7, 1942, marked the first American amphibious assault of World War II, and the first attempt to secure the Japanese-controlled island of Guadalcanal. Over 30,000 American and Japanese casualties were suffered during five months of some of the war's most vicious fighting. Vividly bringing to life the arduous struggle that faced soldiers such as valiant Medal of Honor winner Captain Joe Foss, this comic illustrates the Allies' first major offensive action of the Pacific War. .,."this book is an excellent one for young and old alike and can be highly recommended." -Scott Van Aken," modelingmadness.com" "Larry Hama's "Fight to the Death,.". isn't your usual military survey of events: it is presented in graphic novel format and captures the facts of battle into a presentation filled with fictionalized adventure. More so than most nonfiction standard histories it brings to life the events and drama of Guadalcanal and is especially recommended for students just learning about events who will appreciate the intimacy of the graphic novel format... [This history] will also appeal to young adults studying the facts of military history - this audience will find a much more accessible format and history here." -"The Bookwatch Midwest Book Review"