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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; Marc Cashman; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An untold tale of World War II in the Pacific. The cruiser USS Houston was lost in the Dutch East Indies during the Pacific War's dark early days. Her cryptic final radio message on the night of February 28, 1942 gave no inkling to the odds she had faced. Her survivors were captured and made slaves on Japan's notorious Burma-Thailand Death Railway. James Hornfischer sheds new light on this highly dramatic ordeal.
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James D Hornfischer; Marc Cashman; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9780739349243 0739349244
OCLC Number: 77561065
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Jan. 9, 2007).
Previously released on compact disc, 2006.
Performer(s): Read by Marc Cashman.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: James D. Hornfischer.

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An untold tale of World War II in the Pacific. The cruiser USS Houston was lost in the Dutch East Indies during the Pacific War's dark early days. Her cryptic final radio message on the night of February 28, 1942 gave no inkling to the odds she had faced. Her survivors were captured and made slaves on Japan's notorious Burma-Thailand Death Railway. James Hornfischer sheds new light on this highly dramatic ordeal.

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Compelling Story

by digger5280 (WorldCat user published 2009-06-04) Very Good Permalink

This is a very compelling story detailing the incredible hardship and herosim of allied sailors in the early part of WWII in the pacific.

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