Bruce Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell (with Vincent Bugliosi) and Down to the Sea. A former newspaper and magazine writer, Henderson has taught nonfiction writing at several major universities. He lives in Menlo Park, California.
This book is a very compelling read that was well written and researched.
I highly recommend this book to those interested in military/naval history and for anyone who enjoys an epic story of man against nature.
The book is breathtaking and haunting and will stay with the reader long after the final page is read.
Having a very good friend who was on the "Washington" during this typhoon, I found the book to be very interesting.Published 6 months ago by Jacob J. Smith
Excellent book. In keeping with Trace Evidence, another we'll-written narrative. I was sorry when I finished. I thought I had been on the destroyers as they went down.Published 8 months ago by Dave B.
This is a deeply researched story of the loss of three destroyers in a Typhoon during WW II. I like books that not only tell what happens but let me see the heroism of men during... Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Poet
Purchased this book off a recommendation from a friend. It is a factual book but in some aspects, a bit too much. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jill
This is one book that will stay in my library. We've all had those books that we read once and then discard or donate to some worthy cause in the community. Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Patrick Watson
"Down to the Sea" is the story of 3 U.S. Navy ships sunk in a typhoon in December, 1944. They were the Spence Monaghan and Hull. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Mcgivern Owen L
I bought this book solely to learn about the USS Monaghan. I soon realized that "Down to the Sea" was one of the most well researched and well written books I have read in a long,... Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by sixrk
"Down to the Sea" is an amazing book, and I have read it twice now... that's how good it is. I have been studying WWII history for over 40 years now, and this is one of the best... Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by WildeStarr
A gripping and well documented account of the tragic events (? mistakes) leading to the loss of 700 men and three destroyers from Halsey's fleet in the December 1944 Typhoon in the... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Robert F. Schilling M.D.