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
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.
To defeat Japan, the U.S. turned the Navy into a technologically advanced seaborne civilization. Richard Snow reviews “The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945” by James D. Hornfischer.