The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors - James D. Hornfischer

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

By James D. Hornfischer

  • Release Date: 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Military
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 88 Ratings)

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors James D. Hornfischer Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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  • Motivating Book

    5
    By Usnav8r
    The author did a nice job of seamlessly weaving history with personal accounts from survivors. By building a backstory for some of the key participants, he created an engaging narrative of an amazing story of courage against overwhelming odds. Great book.
  • An excellent read

    5
    By Tcartee
    Great piece of writing. My wife's grandfather was one of the survivors of the Johnston and spent those long days and nights in the water. Made me appreciate our WW soldiers even more!
  • Heroism

    5
    By crabtrem
    This is a great book that highlights one of the most courageous Naval battles of WWII. You will taste the salt, feel the heat of the guns, and live this battle as if you were there.
  • Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    5
    By Tin Can Sailors
    Exciting read, hard to put down. Great combination of military fact and personal experiences. Detailed, but not boring. An excellent account of incredible courage and commitment above and beyond the call!
  • Last Stand

    5
    By MikeBell2001
    Every breathing American needs to read this book. If you REALLY want to understand what we are capable of as a nation when the chips are down, read this. The heroism, the determination and the sheer guts of the people profiled here will take your breath away. I was moved to tears at a couple of points in the book. Yes, it is a history book. But the author fully understands that history is made by people. He manages to capture their stories from a wonderfully human perspective. I can't recommend this enough. Well worth the price.

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