Samuel Eliot Morison taught history at Harvard from 1915 to 1955, except for active duty service in the Navy on board eleven different ships in all theaters of the war. In addition to this series, Rear Admiral Morison wrote many other popular and award-winning books on maritime history, including Two Ocean War. Morison, who died in 1976, was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The single best book I have read on the Guadalcanal naval actions, fascinating and compelling, and a source of inspiration for the naval modeller. Highly recommended. * www.scaleplasticandrail.com *