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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.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hornfischer, James D.
Ship of ghosts.
New York : Bantam Books, 2006
(OCoLC)623219112
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Hornfischer
ISBN: 0553803905 9780553803907
OCLC Number: 69680190
Description: 530 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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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A history book mixed with action

by barton.s.nanney@uscga.edu (WorldCat user published 2010-04-25) Good Permalink

I thought that this was a good history book that mixed action with facts to give the reader the full story of the USS Houston. The book does not just cover what happened to the ship during World War Two, but it covers the entire life of the ship and what an impact it had.It was much more interesting...
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