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.
National WWII Museum: The 10th International Conference on World War II
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).
WSJ: ‘Five Best: A Personal Choice”
NPR: The Harrowing Last Day Of The USS Houston
Interview by Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday
A Conversation with the Center for International Maritime Security
Revisiting Samuel Eliot Morison’s Landmark History
The famous historian’s eyewitness accounts of the Navy during World War II—now being reissued—won’t be surpassed
Live on C-SPAN2: Hidden Histories of WWII
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.
Live stream on Guadalcanal: National WWII Museum
Thanks to my friends at the National WWII Museum for hosting a livestream session on the Guadalcanal naval campaign
My review for WSJ: Endgame in the Pacific
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.
‘The Fleet at Flood Tide’ reviewed in WSJ
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.