The Fleet at Flood Tide: Revelation and Reckoning in the Pacific War’s Endgame Webinar

May 13 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The National Museum of the Pacific War continues its webinar series focusing on the end of WWII in the Pacific featuring noted naval historian James D. Hornfischer. In this webinar, titled The Fleet at Flood Tide: Revelation and Reckoning in the Pacific War’s Endgame, Hornfischer takes viewers from the seas of the Central Pacific to the shores of Japan itself to discuss World War II’s world-changing finale. The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. 

Hornfischer’s own description of his topic reads, “With its thunderous assault on the Mariana Islands in June 1944, the United States crossed the threshold of total war. The brutal, unprecedented naval and ground attack to take Saipan, Tinian and Guam was both a revelation and a reckoning that had fateful consequences for the U.S., Imperial Japan and the world.”

The Fleet at Flood Tide: Revelation and Reckoning in the Pacific War's Endgame

Webinar featuring James D. Hornfischer

May 13, 2020 

1:00 - 2:00 CDT

This webinar is FREE but you must register

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James D. Hornfischer

A native of Massachusetts, Hornfischer now resides in Austin, TX where he earned a law degree from the University of Texas. Rated as one of the top naval historians writing today, his books have won numerous awards including the Navy League’s 2017 Commodore John Barry Book Award for The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, clearly the namesake for the upcoming webinar.

From childhood, Hornfischer was fascinated by the military and military history. He recounts having built model ships and aircraft, watching NBC’s Baa Baa Black Sheep show about Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington of VMF-214, as well as, The World at War on PBS.

Hornfischer’s Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal (2011), a New York Times bestseller, was named best book of the year by numerous reviewers, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors (2004) won numerous awards and was deemed one of “a dozen Navy classics” by Naval History magazine.

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