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I second that.I'll add that if it was turned into a movie, I suspect a majority of people wouldn't believe it.
Hornfischer is a great author.
My local Library has it. Thanks.
Neptune's Inferno, his subsequent book on the U.S. Navy's epic struggles at Guadalcanal, is just as good, if not better.https://www.bookbrowse.com/bb_briefs/detail/index.cfm/ezine_preview_number/5825/neptunes-infernoThe title of this blog entry was my experience reading both.
Thank you for the recommendation. Last Stand is a tremendous read and I'm looking forward to this one very much.
RIP, Mr. Hornfischer. Thank you for your superb histories.
Dittos.The only book of his I've read is the one CW posted. Highly recommended.
Yep. I find myself thinking about CDR Ernest Evans (Captain USS Johnston) at the oddest times.
Read it years ago.Awestome epic.
RIP Mr. Hornfischer; you gave us great reading. Vaya con DiosBoat Guy
One of the best novels about Naval warfare in the pacific hands down. You have to read it after his book "Neptune's Inferno" about the Navy fighting in 1942 around Guadalcanal and Savo Island. Brutal but it shows you how far the Navy came in 3 short years of bloodshed.