9780553802573-0553802577-The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

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

ISBN-13: 9780553802573
ISBN-10: 0553802577
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Bantam Books
Format: Hardcover 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780553802573
ISBN-10: 0553802577
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Bantam Books
Format: Hardcover 512 pages

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Acknowledged author James D. Hornfischer wrote The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour comprising 512 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0553802577 and 9780553802573. Since then The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.74 or rent at the marketplace.

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“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”

With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history.

In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

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