"Current-day readers, accustomed to an era of perpetual war with no end in sight, will find this expert, nuts-and-bolts history of a famous victory thoroughly satisfying."
"[Wheelan] does an excellent job of highlighting the desperate fighting on all fronts."—New York Journal of Books
"Very enjoyable."—Open Letters Monthly
"Written with scholarly precision, yet thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds."—Midwest Book Review
"Highly readable and provides a comprehensive examination of America's first offensive operation in World War II. This would be an excellent addition to the library of any historian or student with an interest on the subject."—Army University Press
"An entertaining, fast-paced, adventure wrapped in stories of valor, horror and survival while remaining a necessary contribution to the history of Guadalcanal."