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last stand of the tin can sailors

by James D. Hornfischer

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Random House Large Print in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames D. Hornfischer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD774.L48 H67 2004b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination859 p. (large print) :
    Number of Pages859
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3693237M
    ISBN 100375432957
    LC Control Number2003066870

    A dire survival-at-sea saga.”—Denver Post “In The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors was published as a hardcover book by Bantam Books in February , and as a paperback in March The book is divided into four main sections and 56 chapters, is pages long, and has 32 pages of black and white photographs along with a .

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    ISBN # “The LAST STAND Of The TIN CAN SAILORS” The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour. By James D. Hornfischer. From the author of “Ship Of Ghosts.” This wonderful piece of World War II naval history reads like a particularly good novel. I can only add what others have said about "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors". This is a first rate work of military history which is very well written and illustrated, and has the added advantage that some of the stuff you learn about the entire fight was only briefly touched upon in other books/5(K).


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Thursday, Aug The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer This is the third Hornfischer book I have read this year and in addition to a few other books about the U.S. Navy it describes the gallantry of the Navy. He mentions that unlike the ground soldiers Sailors had no foxhole to dive into during attack/5.

Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors stands proudly in my library and holds its own with other great non-fiction Hornfischer didn't just find a great story to tell, he crafted it with a very skillful narration.

A writer of non-fiction who can capture a reader and pull him into his story is rare and the author does this very by: 1. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is a fresh look at the men, ships and events that shaped one of the U.S.

Navy’s finest hours, the monumental naval engagements of October, known collectively as the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The author’s ability to combine official reports and eyewitness accounts in novellike prose makes this. With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D.

Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new he does the same for the deadliest, most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war: Guadalcanal.

book and one that everyone interested in naval history should read and that every destroyer veteran should have in his personal library. If you read only one destroyer book about the war in the Pacific, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors should be that book.” —The Tin Can Sailor/The National Association of Destroyer Veterans “An.

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We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of Octooff the Philippine Island of Samar. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S.

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Navy's /5(K). Mr. Hornfischer talked about his book, [The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour], published by Bantam. In the book. Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors "One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve Reads like a very good action novel."—Publishers Weekly "Reads as fresh as tomorrow's headlines.

Tin cans -- Last stand -- A vanishing graveyard -- Highest traditions -- Men of Task Unit killed in action, OctoberChronicles the October battle off Samar between a vastly outnumbered fleet of American warships and a flotilla of the Japanese Navy, a struggle that changed the course of World War II in the PacificPages: : The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.

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Navy's Finest Hour James D. Hornfischer, Author. Bantam $ (p) ISBN   James D. Hornfischer, a native of Massachusetts, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Neptune’s Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, which won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature.

Two of his widely acclaimed works about the U.S. Navy in World War II are selections of the U.S. Navy’s professional reading list/5(17). James D. Hornfischer, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, Bantam Books, ISBN ; Evan Thomas, Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign –, Simon & Schuster, ISBN ; Audio/visual media.

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Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors “One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve Reads like a very good action novel.”—Publishers Weekly.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D.

Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors “One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve.

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