Book Review-‘Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons campaign, November 1942–March 1943’ by J. R. Cox
This thick volume is the third in a series written by Jeffrey R. Cox and published by Osprey. Rising Sun, Falling Skies (2014) covered the role of the US Navy in the calamitous Dutch East Indies campaign of early 1942. Morning Star, Midnight Sun (2018) dealt with the fighting around Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, from the time of the first American landing in August 1942 up to October. This present volume continues the story from November 1942. (The end of the conclusion suggests that the author plans to move on to the operations in the central northern Solomons in 1943, which – unlike Guadalcanal – is a neglected campaign for which a new treatment would be valuable.)….