James D Hornfischer

James D Hornfischer

Hornfischer is the New York Times bestselling author of Neptune's Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Final Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, which earned the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for Navy Fiction. Two of his widely praised books about the United States are During World War II, the United States Navy made selections. The reading list for the Navy's professional personnel. He is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Texas at Austin, and he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children. This is an excerpt from the Hardcover edition.