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James D. Hornfischer

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James D. Hornfischer is a writer, literary agent, and former book editor. He is the author of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, both widely acclaimed accounts of the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific.


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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Price: $18.00

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $18.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $30.00

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 information. Now he does the same for the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Ship of Ghosts
The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $20.00

James D. Hornfischer, acclaimed author of THE LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS, delivers an unflinching account of heroism and honor at the limit of human endurance--and of the unsung warriors who waged one of the most remarkable battles of World War II.

Renowned as Franklin D. Roosevelt's favorite warship... Read more >

Ship of Ghosts
The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

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