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    • Neptune's Inferno

    • The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Desperate battles, well told

    • By Robert B on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By John on 04-17-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Fleet at Flood Tide

    • America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding history

    • By adam on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Ship of Ghosts

    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting read

    • By Laurie on 05-11-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Can't follow in the book!!

    • By kevin on 04-14-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Ship of Ghosts

    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Hornfischer at his best

    • By Robert M. Mccarthy on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $23.93