“Hornfischer is quickly establishing himself as doing for the Navy what popular historian Stephen Ambrose did for the Army.” —Rocky Mountain News
James D. Hornfischer is an award-winning naval historian. He is the author of The Fleet at Flood Tide, Neptune’s Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and selections of the U.S. Navy Professional Reading Program, maintained by the Chief of Naval Operations. A native of Massachusetts, he lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
No one has brought the Battle off Samar more compellingly to the screen than the History Channel did with this 2006 episode of “Dogfights.” I was privileged to meet that gallant Helldiver pilot, LCDR Fellner, when we shared the stage at the Nimitz Museum symposium that year.
It was a pleasure to be part of this sterling program. The whole event is watchable online here (my session with Jonathan Parshall and Walter Borneman, “Sink or Swim: The Naval Commanders,” is the 11th one down in the queue).
James D. Hornfischer on total war in the Pacific
Interview by Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday
“The Fleet at Flood Tide” – A Conversation with Author James D. Hornfischer
The famous historian’s eyewitness accounts of the Navy during World War II—now being reissued—won’t be surpassed Read the piece in Smithsonian