James D. Hornfischer is a writer, literary agent, and former book editor. His interest in the naval history of World War II has resulted in two books: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship Of Ghosts. Former Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman has praised Hornfischer's ability to “fuse powerful human stories into the great flow of historical events with a singular story-telling talent.” Hornfischer lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their three children.
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