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Posted on Mar 26, 2008 in Carlo D'Este, Stuff We Like

Practicing History: The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

By Carlo D'Este

Mark Stoler


Mark A. Stoler earned his B.A. at the City College of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stoler’s areas of special expertise are U.S. diplomatic and military history and World War II. Included among his many publications are Allies and Adversaries: the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II; The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943; George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century; and Allies in War: Britain and America against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945.



James D. Hornfischer


 A native of Massachusetts, and a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Texas School of Law, James Hornfischer is president of Hornfischer Literary Management, a literary agency in Austin, Texas. He is also the author of two books, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour and Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR’s Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors received the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and was chosen for the Navy’s Professional Reading Program. Hornfischer is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and the Navy League. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as an Admiral in the Texas Navy. His next book, also to be published by Bantam, will cover the pivotal naval campaign for Guadalcanal, from August to December 1942.


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