“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.
Interview by Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday
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
At the Texas Book Festival in Austin, I moderated a great discussion with Meredith Hindley (Destination Casablanca) and Liza Mundy (Code Girls) on the fascinating history and stories behind their books. https://www.c-span.org/video/?435913-8/author-discussion-world-war-ii
Thanks to my friends at the National WWII Museum for hosting a livestream session on the Guadalcanal naval campaign Looking forward to the museum’s International Conference in November 2017.
In the war’s grim final months, the human cost of invading Japan weighed upon America’s leaders. James D. Hornfischer reviews ‘Implacable Foes’ by Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio. https://www.wsj.com/articles/endgame-in-the-pacific-1497043755