Author James Hornfischer asks me to let you know that he will be speaking Thursday, 24 October, at 3pm, delivering the Erskine Lecture, discussing the Guadalcanal campaign, at Quantico/Marine Corps University in Little Hall. Attendance is open to the entire Quantico community including friends and guests of the author.
Book signing and conversation with WW2 veterans to follow in the WWII Gallery.
Mr. Hornfischer is, of course, the author of a number of Navy-oriented books, including The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour, Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors, and with SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Service: A Navy Seal at War. In addition to these excellent works, the book that will most likely be the topic of his appearance in Quantico is the remarkable Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal.
We discussed this last work with him on Midrats Episode 84:
If you can break free to attend, email me for information on who to contact to make that happen.