James D. Hornfischer


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in Salem, Massachusetts, The United States
November 18, 1965

Died
June 02, 2021

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James Hornfischer’s writing career grew out of a lifelong interest in the Pacific war. He appeared on television on The History Channel, Fox News Channel’s “War Stories with Oliver North” and C-SPAN’s “BookTV.” A frequent speaker on the subject of the war in the Pacific, the U.S. Navy, and the experience of America’s sailors in World War II, he frequently spoke to veterans organizations, youth and civic groups, and professional naval organizations on the inspiring stories found in his books. Mr. Hornfischer took great pride in the fact that each of his books was placed on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Required Reading List.

A native of Massachusetts, and a 1987 graduate of Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and gradu
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“It has been written that so much of life is preparation, so much is routine, and so much is retrospect that the purest essence of anyone's genius contracts itself to a precious few hours.”
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