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  • The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 | James D. Hornfischer

    The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
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    One of America's preeminent military historians, James D. Hornfischer has written his most expansive and ambitious book to date. Drawing on new primary sources and personal accounts of Americans and Japanese alike, here is a thrilling narrative of the climactic end stage of the Pacific War, focusing on the US invasion of the Mariana Islands in June 1944 and the momentous events that it triggered.

    R. Denton says: "Good at filling in all those other details"
  • Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal | James D. Hornfischer

    Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    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 deadliest, most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war: Guadalcanal.

    Thomas says: "Hornfischer does it again."
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors | James D. Hornfischer

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    John says: "Outstanding"
  • Ship of Ghosts | James D. Hornfischer

    Ship of Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. But the men of the Houston fought back with dignity, ingenuity, sabotage, willpower, and the undying faith that their country would prevail.

    Laurie says: "interesting read"
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors | James D. Hornfischer

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    Anthony says: "Outstanding"
  • Ship of Ghosts | James D. Hornfischer

    Ship of Ghosts

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. But the men of the Houston fought back with dignity, ingenuity, sabotage, willpower, and the undying faith that their country would prevail.

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