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Neptune's Inferno

The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy's sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of "Ironbottom Sound."

Year: 2011     Genre: Battle of Guadalcanal

Ship of Ghosts

Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again-until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait. There, hopelessly outnumbered, the Houston was finally sunk and its survivors taken prisoner. For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home.

Year: 2006     Genre: WWII: Pacific TheaterWWII: POWs

The Fleet at Flood Tide

The extraordinary story of the World War II air, land, and sea campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower. With its thunderous assault on the Mariana Islands in June 1944, the United States crossed the threshold of total war. In this tour de force of dramatic storytelling, distilled from extensive research in newly discovered primary sources, James D. Hornfischer brings to life the campaign that was the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender--and that forever changed the art of modern war.

Year: 2016     Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

"This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can." -- Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland. James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle off Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history--and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

Year: 2004     Genre: Battle of Leyte Gulf

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2004The Last Stand of the Tin Can SailorsBattle of Leyte Gulf, Non-Fiction
2006Ship of Ghosts
The Story of the USS Houston FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser
WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: POWs, Non-Fiction
2011Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Battle of Guadalcanal, Non-Fiction
2016The Fleet at Flood Tide
America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction

 

 


 

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