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Neptune's Inferno - The U.s. Navy at Guadalcanal

James D. Hornfischer

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Genres:

History

Description:

With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America's World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new information. Now he does the same for the deadliest, most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war: Guadalcanal. Neptune's Inferno is at once the most epic and the most intimate account ever written of the contest for control of the seaways of the Solomon Islands, America's first concerted offensive against the Imperial Japanese juggernaut and the true turning point of the Pacific conflict. This grim, protracted campaign has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy's sacrifice-three sailors died at sea for every man lost ashore-Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of "Ironbottom Sound." Here, in brilliant cinematic detail, are the seven major naval actions that began in August of 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, with the outcome always in doubt. But at Guadalcanal the U.S. proved it had the implacable will to match the Imperial war machine blow for violent blow. Working from new interviews with survivors, unpublished eyewitness accounts, and newly available documents, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who took on the Japanese in America's hour of need: Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, who took command of the faltering South Pacific Area from his aloof, overwhelmed predecessor and became a national hero; the brilliant Rear Admiral Norman Scott, who died even as he showed his command how to fight and win; Rear Admiral Daniel Callaghan, the folksy and genteel "Uncle Dan," lost in the strobe-lit chaos of his burning flagship; Rear Admiral Willis Lee, who took vengeance two nights later in a legendary showdown with the Japane

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

18h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

36:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

27:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

48:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:18


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:26


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

45:07


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

35:51


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

39:10


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

11:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

24:49


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

35:04


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

28:59


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:11


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

17:14


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

27:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

28:10


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

26:57


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

24:13


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

19:18


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

20:01


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

16:59


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

34:20


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

15:21


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

27:13


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

27:38


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

23:05


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

24:32


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

21:50


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

26:09


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

33:49


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

14:54


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

22:51


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

22:45


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

20:41


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

16:32


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

45:13


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

23:06


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

18:06


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

31:46


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

30:21


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

17:03


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

19:36


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

18:05


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

00:31