Too funny, I'm reading this now and am in the middle of the Battle for Cape Esperance and was thinking maybe there is a game I can "what if" this with? Hornfischer is a great writer and does a great job of delivering history, telling the story and providing a good study or the politics, personalities and technologies that effect the outcome. Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is another great book of his.
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