A Skirmish of the Marines

John Hersey

NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket in mylar protector. Schocken Books, NY, 1989. Illustrations by Colonel Donald L. Dickson, USMCR. 111 pages.

Into the Valley is the story of the deeds of one company of marines during a small battle on Guadalcanal, as told by John Hersey, then a reporter for Life magazine.

Into the Valley was originally published in 1943 to high acclaim. It is now being reissued as part of the 'Witnesses to War' series, an international series of fiction, memoirs, and reportage, published by Schocken Books to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of World War II."