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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 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788

    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 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 651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    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

    • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    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

    • 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 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Anthony on 02-13-05

    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