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"Unjust Enrichment"
Linda Goetz Holmes
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"Attention Fool"
William Weissinger
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"The Ghost that Died in Sunda Strait"
Walter Winslow
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on the web! PDF files in Adobe Acrobat format so you can print them or read them easily here.
Asiatic Fleet at Balikpapan
The Houston Memorial Dive
Fran Weiler's Ring. The Story
60Years (a poem)



"Ship of Ghosts" by James D. Hornfischer

The Story of the USS Houston CA-30, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors

James D. Hornfischer, acclaimed author of "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors," delivers an unflinching account of heorism and honor at the limit of human endurance-and of the unsung warriors who waged one of the most remarkable battles of World War II.

Get the book HERE at Amazon books.

Welcome To Our Library!
See Below for New PDF Files (stories).

We Have Links To Many Fascinating Books, Movies & Poetry, Please Browse As Long As You Like! Note, some of the books are linked direct to purchase sites like or amazon. However many are out of print and you might try the 'out of print' secion of the (Barnes and Noble) site. They might be expensive though. (Advice offered by Dominic Mora,USMC)

SPECIAL ONLINE (Jack D. Smith Story) PDF file Click HERE.
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Books About The USS Houston

Books About The Burma Thai Railroad

Books About The H.M.A.S. Perth

Books About The Asiatic Fleet

Other Books Of Interest

Research Links

Galloping Ghost Video: web purchase offer . This film will leave you with a great understanding of the early part of the Pacific War. It will leave an impression on the viewer that only those who lived it could impart.

Also visit our Movie Page for more information and links to movies like "The Bridge on The River Kwai" that are a part of "the USS Houston Story".


Over the years we have collected some touching poetry from the family and friends of the crew. The memories and stories are shared on this site. Please have a look!
.... Smith
.... Wisecup
.... Willey

... Tricarico

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