James D. Hornfischer is the author of The Fleet at Flood Tide, Neptune’s Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and selections of the U.S. Navy Professional Reading Program, maintained by the Chief of Naval Operations. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors will be adapted as a graphic novel and published by Dead Reckoning, an imprint of the Naval Institute Press, in 2019. A native of Massachusetts, he lives with his family in Austin, Texas.