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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

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The author of "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" chronicles the untold story of one of World War IIs most celebrated warships, the U.S.S. ... Show synopsis

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OldMustang

The Houston Store

by OldMustang on Nov 14, 2008

Excellent book. I have read extensively in WWII naval history in the Pacific and this is the first time I have found anything of any substance about the Houston. A very interesting story of pride, horror, hardship, suffering, and survival. Incidentally, it debunks the glory of the Hollywood ballyhoo ... More

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by WWIIstudent on May 7, 2007

A generally well-written account of Houston's service and final days and the ordeal of the survivors in prison camps for the rest of the war. Though a little uneven in places, it has many personal accounts and some snippet's I've not seen elsewhere. Scholarly without being dense. More

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