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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer
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Mar 29, 2005 | ISBN 9780553381481

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Praise

“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. . . . Hornfischer’s captivating narrative uses previously classified documents to reconstruct the epic battle and eyewitness accounts to bring the officers and sailors to life.”Texas Monthly

“Hornfischer is a powerful stylist whose explanations are clear as well as memorable. . . . 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 overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice.”Omaha World Herald

Awards

Samuel Eliot Morison Prize WINNER 2004

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