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

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

Bantam Books, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. First printing, near fine hardcover shows touch of soil and shelf wear to covers, previous owner name and address at top of front endpaper and some other minute trace wear, in a near fine dust jacket (price at flap) that shows just a hint of shelf wear as well. 499 pages with notes, index, couple sets of black & white plates and black and white photo endpapers. Nice looking copy of this hard to find first printing of this classic work that tells the story of "..Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught at Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge" that culminates in impossible victory at the Battle of Samar, October 25, 1944. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Item #29460
ISBN: 0553802577

Price: $250.00

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