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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-logo

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

"This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can." With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur's vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history-and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. From the Hardcover edition.

"This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can." With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur's vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history-and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. From the Hardcover edition.
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Description:

"This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can." With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur's vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history-and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:58