Review: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

I pretty much read this book from cover to cover. Then I read it again. This book will be a go to book for years to come seeking inspiration for my writing of military Science Fiction. Uncommon bravery was common in those fateful hours as Task Force Taffy 3 fought against overwhelming odds to win the day at great sacrifice. They faced down a Japanese battleship task force including the 18 inch guns of the Yamato with only torpedo’s, five inch guns and anti-aircraft guns.

The stories will stun you into shocked silence at the bravery of every member of that task force. Patton said, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived” and you will wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment after reading this book.

My only problem with the book is the same thing that I’ve found with many mainstream publishers–their pricing. When the Kindle version of the book is only 19 cents cheaper than the paperback, something is seriously wrong. This book had been on my “Buy and read list” for a long time and I’m very glad I plunked down the money for it. I did wonder what other great books I missed that were more reasonably priced because I bought this one.

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