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Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U. S. Navy's Finest Hour

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ISBN-10: 0553381482

ISBN-13: 9780553381481

Edition: 2005

Authors: James D. Hornfischer

List price: $22.00
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Hornfischer tells the remarkable story of the Battle of Samar in the Philippines during 1944, when a completely out-matched US Navy flotilla of destroyers and escort carriers fought off a Japanese force of battleships and cruisers, sent to crush McArthur's invasion force in Leyte Gulf.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

James D. Hornfischer, an American literary agent, naval historian and author, was born in Massachusetts in 1965. He attended Colgate University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and graduated in 1987. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001, and is a non-practicing member of the State Bar of Texas. Hornfischer, a former editor at HarperCollins, is currently a literary agent, representing non-fiction authors in a myriad of subject areas. Hornfischer's lifelong interest in the Pacific Theater during World War II led to his writing numerous books on the subject. His titles include: Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, The Last…    

Tin Cans
Last Stand
A Vanishing Graveyard
Highest Traditions
Acknowledgments
Men of Task Unit 77.4.3 Killed in Action, October 25-28, 1944
Bibliography
Source Notes
Photo and Art Credits
Index