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  • US Navy at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    James Hornfischer looked at the Battle of Guadalcanal from the perspective of the U.S. Navy. He highlighted key events of the Pacific campaign that led to a U.S. victory in February 1943. Mr.…

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  • Author Discussion on World War II
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    Author Discussion on World War II

    Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls, and Meredith Hindley, author of Destination Casablanca, talked about the hidden histories of World War II. They spoke at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in…

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  • James Hornfischer Discusses emThe Fleet at Flood Tideem
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    The Fleet at Flood Tide

    James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final…

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  • Discussion on the 1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf
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    1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

    James Hornfischer talked about the role of Commander Ernest Evans and his destroyer, the USS Johnston, during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was sunk during the battle, and…

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  • emThe Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailorsem
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    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    Mr. Hornfischer talked about his book, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour, published by Bantam. In the book, the author…

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  • emShip of Ghostsem
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    Ship of Ghosts

    James Hornfischer talked about his book Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR’s Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors, published by Bantam. Mr. Hornfischer…

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