I am the author of two works of World War II naval history: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour and Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR’s Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors, both published by Bantam Books. My next book, Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, will be published by Bantam on January 25, 2011.
My writing has grown out of a lifelong interest in the Pacific war. I frequently address veterans organizations, youth and civic groups, and professional naval organizations on the subjects of the war in the Pacific, the U.S. Navy, and the experience of America’s sailors in World War II, stories found in my books and very dear to my heart.
I am a native of Massachusetts, and a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Texas School of Law. I am a member of the Authors Guild, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Naval Order of the United States, and the Navy League. A former New York book editor, I am also a literary agent, president of Hornfischer Literary Management, which represents distinguished authors of nonfiction.
Samuel Eliot Morison, Richard Frank, Walter Lord, Gordon Prange, and the war correspondents of the 1940s such as Fletcher Pratt and Hanson Baldwin.
NEPTUNE'S INFERNO: The Story of the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Campaign—
The Hundred-Day Fight for Guadalcanal (Bantam, 2010)
Navy League of the United States, Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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