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ISBN: 0736697489 / ISBN-13: 9780736697484

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

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Desperately fought on the morning of October 25, 1944, the Battle of Samar was an upset victory won by American warships fighting a battle they were ... Show synopsis

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  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2004)
    by James D Hornfischer, Barrett Whitener (Read by)

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
    2004
    English
    Library ed.

    ISBN: 0736697489
    ISBN-13: 9780736697484

    On the morning of October 25, 1944, a pivotal moment in the history of the Pacific Theater during World War II began: the Battle off Samar. At stake was General Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines and the destruction of the Japanese supply lines; in order for this to happen, the Navy would have to clear the way for the landing of American troops. The bulk of the American naval forces, however, had been decoyed to the north of Leyte Gulf by a clever Japanese plan. As a result, the remaining U.S. ships had to stand ... Show more

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Reviews of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

Overall customer rating: 4.500
Antonio C

Unread book

by Antonio C on Oct 14, 2010

Due to a late arrival I had no chance to read this book so far. But it is a hot title and I am sure I won´t be disappointed... More

James J.  G
by James J. G on Sep 2, 2010

Excellent !!! The Real Story ! an old Navy sailor would enjoy! More

Ladylou

A story of bravery against overwhelming odds

by Ladylou on Nov 29, 2007

I have been interested in Taffy 3 for a long time. This book gives all the details of the events of the battle of Samar (Leyte Gulf) during WWII. The efforts of the seamen and officers and their courageous action against overwhelming odds won the battle for the US. This book is packed with detail - ... More

minnesotamoose
by minnesotamoose on Apr 30, 2007

Very well written book. An in-depth telling without the high school history class data approach. The author took a somewhat unbiased approach, and of course as a US citizen I was rooting for the sailors, but I did feel it was still balanced. More

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