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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, "The Bridge on the River Kwai." The Japanese were unrelenting torturers and murderers, and the British officers were not willing participants in the bridge-building as a matter of pride.

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WWIIstudent
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.

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