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A look at seminal or groundbreaking works whose influence has endured beyond their own eras.

James Hornfischer: Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivor

First Aired: January 14, 2007

The sinking of the USS Houston during a 1942 battle in the Java Sea with the Japanese fleet is discussed by James Hornfischer, author of “Ship of Ghosts.” He also recounts what happened to the surviving crew members.

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  • Premiered: March 29, 2000
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  • Premise: A look at seminal or groundbreaking works whose influence has endured beyond their own eras. (more)

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