Books tagged: bougainville

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Bougainville's Panguna mine and the economics of environmentalism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
This discussion looks at some of the civil unrest on Bougainville Island in the mid 1990s with specific reference to the Panguna Mine. The hidden costs of the mining operations and environmental concerns of the time are explored. An interesting retrospective for someone investigating modern environmental impacts of mining to compare with concerns over 10 years ago.
Hell on the Solomons
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
This is a World War II fictional account about American minority Army battalions getting sent to the Solomon Islands in the Southwest Pacific to help out in the struggle to defeat The Imperial Japanese Army.
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » War
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The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.