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Tregaskis, Richard 1916-1973

Overview
Works: 59 works in 268 publications in 7 languages and 9,033 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Diaries  Juvenile works  Biographies  Drama  War films  Biography  Military history  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
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Guadalcanal diary by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

53 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guadalcanal Diary" is a classic of war reportage. In the first American offensive of World War II, Tregaskis went ashore with the Marines at Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942 and stayed with them for the next six weeks while they fought for survival against the Japanese
John F. Kennedy and PT-109 by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of John F. Kennedy's career as commander of a PT boat in the South Pacific in World War II. Describes the ordeal of the crew of PT-109 after is was sunk by a Japanese destroyer
The warrior king; Hawaii's Kamehameha the Great by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and achievements of the Polynesian who united the Hawaiian islands
Invasion diary by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the invasion of Sicily and southern Italy
X-15 diary : the story of America's first space ship by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. The tale of the golden age of this experimental plane comes to life through the writing of reporter Richard Tregaskis, who spent time with the pilots, engineers, and other key personnel involved in the project. We learn of the years of planning and design, devastating onboard explosions, exhilarating triumphs, and, above all, the personal and professional sacrifices that paved the way for the enduring legacy of the fast X-15 rocket plane
China bomb by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven leagues to paradise by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

5 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stronger than fear by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southeast Asia, building the bases : the history of construction in Southeast Asia by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last plane to Shanghai by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam diary by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the account of a "front-line reporter's experiences in Vietnam, where he spent many months with the American and Vietnam troops."
John F. Kennedy: war hero by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyewitness to World War II by Richard Tregaskis( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three classic accounts of WWII from a reporter who "shaped America's understanding of the war, and influenced every account that came after" (Mark Bowden). Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier's-eye view of the Second World War. These three tales of bravery and sacrifice shed light on the Greatest Generation's darkest hours. Guadalcanal Diary: In August 1942, Tregaskis landed with the US Marines on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific for the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces. He details the first two months of the campaign and describes the courage and camaraderie of young marines who prepared for battle knowing that one in four of them wouldn't make it home. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for a popular film of the same name, Guadalcanal Diary is a masterpiece of war journalism that "captures the spirit of men in battle" (John Toland). Invasion Diary: In July 1943, Tregaskis joined the Allied forces in Sicily and Italy and documented some of the fiercest fighting of the war, from bombing runs over Rome to the defense of the Salerno beachhead against heavy artillery fire to the fall of Naples. In compelling and evocative prose, Tregaskis depicts the terror and excitement of life on the front lines and his own harrowing brush with death when a chunk of German shrapnel pierced his helmet and shattered his skull. Invasion Diary is "required reading for all who want to know how armies fight" (Library Journal). John F. Kennedy and PT-109: In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri sliced into US Navy motor torpedo boat PT-109 near the Solomon Islands. Ten surviving crewmembers and their young skipper, Lt. John F. Kennedy, clung to the wreckage. Over the next three days, the privileged son of a Boston multimillionaire displayed extraordinary courage and leadership as he risked his life to shepherd his crew to safety and coordinate a daring rescue mission deep in enemy territory. Lieutenant Kennedy earned a Navy and Marine Corps Medal and a Purple Heart, and the story of PT-109 captured the public's imagination and helped propel Kennedy all the way to the White House. Acclaimed war correspondent Tregaskis-who once beat out the future president for a spot on the Harvard University swim team-brings this remarkable chapter in American history to vivid life
Guadalcanal diary by Richard Tregaskis( Recording )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands on the edge of the Coral Sea, was the setting for one of the great stories of World War II
John F. Kennedy and PT-109 by Richard Tregaskis( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true experiences of President Kennedy in World War II, as he commanded a PT-boat in the Solomon Islands and rescued his men after their craft was rammed by a Japanese destroyer
X-15 diary : the story of America's first spaceship by Richard Tregaskis( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. Celebrated reporter Richard Tregaskis spent time with the pilots, engineers, and other key personnel involved in the project. We learn of the years of planning and design, devastating onboard explosions, exhilarating triumphs, and, above all, the personal and professional sacrifices that paved the way for the enduring legacy of the blisteringly fast X-15 rocket plane
On the expansion of vapour by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

3 editions published between 1829 and 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice on the elastic force of vapour by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

3 editions published between 1829 and 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorem for computing the elastic force of vapour by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about President Kennedy's wartime adventure by Richard Tregaskis( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Richard Tregaskis American journalist

Richard Tregaskis Amerikaans schrijver (1916-1973)

Richard Tregaskis periodista estadounidense

Tregaskis, Richard William.

Tregaskis Richard William 1916-1973

トレガスキス, R

Languages
English (206)

French (10)

Danish (3)

Spanish (2)

Croatian (1)

Persian (1)

Czech (1)