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    • Tin Can Titans

    • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Jean on 09-23-17
    • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 766 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • For Crew and Country

    • The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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    On October 25, 1944, the Samuel B. Roberts and 12 other vessels stood between Japan’s largest battleship force ever and MacArthur’s transports inside Leyte Gulf. Facing more than 20 Japanese vessels - including the 70,000-ton Yamato - the 1,200-ton Samuel B. Roberts turned immediately to action, churning straight at the enemy in a near-suicidal attempt to deflect the more potent foe and buy time for MacArthur’s forces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story, Heart Rending and Brave

    • By K. Winters on 03-29-13
    • The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-29-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 153 ratings

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Hell from the Heavens

    • The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey saw what seemed to be the entire Japanese air force assembled directly above. They were about to become the targets of the largest single-ship kamikaze attack of World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Soldiers of a Different Cloth

    • Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II
    • By: John F. Wukovits, Fr. John I. Jenkins CSC CSC, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh CSC
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Soldiers of a Different Cloth, New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits tells the inspiring story of 35 chaplains and missionaries who, while garnering little acclaim, performed extraordinary feats of courage and persistence during World War II. Ranging in age from 22 to 53, these University of Notre Dame priests and nuns were counselor, friend, parent, and older sibling to the young soldiers they served. These chaplains experienced the horrors of the Death March in the Philippines and the filthy holds of the infamous Hell Ships.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Eisenhower

    • Great Generals Series
    • By: John Wukovits
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    In this third installment of the Great Generals series, WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great Man and General

    • By Frank Gallinaro on 02-23-08

    Regular price: $17.47