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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Fleet at Guadalcanal


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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Fleet at Guadalcanal by Hornfischer James D
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. 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 stunning cinematic detail, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, with the outcome always in doubt. Working from new interviews with survivors, unpublished eyewitness accounts, and newly available documents, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who opposed the Japanese in America’s hour of need. The first major work on this subject in almost two decades, Neptune’s Inferno does what all great battle narratives do: It tells the gripping human stories behind the momentous events and critical decisions that altered the course of history and shaped so many lives.

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A provocative reconsideration of a presidency on the brink of Civil War

Almost no president was as well trained and well prepared for the office as James Buchanan. He had served in the Pennsylvania state legislature, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate; he was Secretary of State and was even offered a seat on the Supreme Court. And yet, by every measure except his own, James Buchanan was a miserable failure as president, leaving office in disgrace. Virtually all of his intentions were thwarted by his own inability to compromise: he had been unable to resolve issues of slavery, caused his party to split-thereby ensuring the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln-and made the Civil War all but inevitable.

Historian Jean H. Baker explains that we have rightly placed Buchanan at the end of the presidential rankings, but his poor presidency should not be an excuse to forget him. To study Buchanan is to consider the implications of weak leadership in a time of national crisis. Elegantly written, Baker's volume offers a balanced look at a crucial moment in our nation's history and explores a man who, when given the opportunity, failed to rise to the challenge.

1996 visit to Huntsville, TN. Paul Phillips, Irene S. Baker, George Payne, Joe Payne, Betty Payne

The Phillips family of Huntsville and Helenwood is discussed during this 1996 visit. Irene S. Baker was the wife of James Toomey Baker (J.T.) and Paul Philli...

Switzerland: Destination for the Kennedy Assassins?

I also found it useful to pick Rolf’s brain, as an expert marksman. He assured me that Oswald’s rifle could never have made the shots attributed to him on Nov. Source: Brane Space

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  • James Beard's Chicken Kiev

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  • State of Wisconsin, Supreme Court, Emmeline S. Whitney, James S. Baker, and Louis B. Porlier, Adm., &c., Plaintiffs and Applellants

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  • Column: Let’s not forget NFL’s good guys, like Derrick Brooks

    09/20/14 ,via The Tampa Tribune

    Last week, that journey took Baker to Raymond James Stadium, where fans who cheered for Derrick ... this is just the beginning,” Baker said. “He’s such a special guy, so thankful for what the game has taught him. He’s going to continue to use ...

  • INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?

    09/19/14 ,via Broadway World

    Presumably, Simon Russell Beale given the title of The Baker's Father nee Mysterious Man reflects the slight ... all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their ...

  • James accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    09/18/14 ,via

    ... Ice Bucket Challenge from a former member of the ABC 22/FOX 45 family Nathan Baker. See James get doused in ice cold water live on television. HOUSTON (AP) -- Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland ...



Welcome to James (Jamie) Baker's animation portfolio website. Producing cartoons for television, film, comics, and the web. Samples from Nerve Bomb comics

James Baker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Addison Baker III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney and governmental official. Baker served as the Chief of Staff in President Ronald Reagan's first ...

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James S. Baker, Animation Department: Cars. James S. Baker is known for his work on Cars (2006), DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) and Finding ...

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James Baker III says Super Bowl bid will be ‘first class’

James Baker III says Super Bowl bid will be ‘first class’