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Ship of ghosts : the story of the USS Houston, FDR's legendary lost cruiser, and the epic saga of her survivors

Author: James D Hornfischer
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the loss of the cruiser U.S.S. Houston during the early days of World War II in the Pacific and the fate of the warship's surviving crew, who were captured by the Japanese and forced to work as slaves on Japan's brutal Burma-Thailand Death Railway.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2006047530
(OCoLC)69680190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James D Hornfischer
ISBN: 9780307490889 0307490882
OCLC Number: 466804112
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (530 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: On Asia Station --
A bloodstained sea --
The emperor's guests --
In the jungle of the Kwai --
Rendezvous with freedom --
Men of the USS Houston (CA-30) and the lost battalion killed in action or died in captivity, 1942-1945.
Responsibility: James D. Hornfischer.
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Describes the loss of the cruiser U.S.S. Houston during the early days of World War II in the Pacific and the fate of the warship's surviving crew, who were captured by the Japanese and forced to work as slaves on Japan's brutal Burma-Thailand Death Railway.

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