Hard covered book titled THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE HOUSTON October 1944 to March 1945 by John Grider Miller, 1985, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 226 pages, cloth bound, with dust jacket, purple end pages, with a letter from the publisher.
John Miller tells the heroic tale of a dedicated band of men who refused to give up their crippled ship in the closing days of 1944. Their 14,000 mile odyssey from Formosa to the Brooklyn Navy Yard aboard the severely damaged light cruiser Houston is recorded in rich detail by a naval historian who has based his book on over seventy eyewitness accounts and hundreds of official documents and personal papers. The author has included a series of photographs that vividly document the damage and makeshift repairs made by the crew to withstand it.
This book is in VG+ condition, with the pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight.