Thursday, December 21, 2006
Reviews of "Ship of Ghosts"
THIS is FROM LIN DREES: Friends who now live in Hallettsville sent me a book review, VictoriaAdvocate.com / Victoria ADVOCATE, Wed., Dec. 13, 06 - p.B5. (and once while in Houston they attended one of our Memorial Services)
Cindy Bonner, the reviewer who is also an author, wrote: "James D. Hornfischer understands naval warfare and puts that knowledge to compelling use in his brilliant description of the chaos of that final battle." Later she discusses the Cruiser HOUSTON collection @ UH and lists both our USS HOUSTON website and Jim's website. This is probably just one of a large number of reviews. Also, one of the librarians @ the Houston Public Library put together an exhibit on the city of Houston during the war years. He has some photos of the USS HOUSTON, the 1000 Volunteers - and Ron asked him if he would like our copy of Jim's book to add to the display (he already had Winslow's book on display). The HPL has ordered Jim's book, but has not yet processed and sent the copies out for check out. Again, Jim thanks for putting "our story" out there for all to read.