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R.I.P. James D. Hornfischer 1965-2021

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James was known to some as a long-time WoWs player, to others as an Armchair Admiral, to naval historians everywhere as an exciting author, and to authors as a literary agent.  His books include:

  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
  • Ship of Ghosts
  • Neptune's Inferno (required reading for WoWs cruiser players)
  • The Fleet at Flood Tide

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/james-hornfischer-10217895

 

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He is terribly missed.

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Desperately sad news, far too young. I really enjoyed his entire Naval Bibliography, and watching him on a Stream with WOWS taking about Guadalcanal if I remember correctly. Came across as personable and likeable, and his books are certainly worth the read.

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Well that sucks. I just read The Fleet At Flood Tide a couple weeks ago. RIP to him.

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Shocked and saddened. Great nautical writer. The pool of talent has been diminished and his contributions will be sorely missed.

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Saddened and shocked-way too young!  Have read some of his books and a few more on the wait list.

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The National Museum of the Pacific War has created a permanent tribute in his honor. If you would like to see his work continued or want to give in his honor, you can go to their website www.pacificwarmusuem.org/join-give/tributes and specify that you are giving in his honor.

 

The above text was copied from the NMPW's quarterly mailer, which was how I learned of his passing. He worked frequently with them, one of his many contributions to not only the research side of naval history,  but the public outreach as well.

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