This is a good book. It gives one a good look at the human element of the story of the USS Juneau. In fact, notable figures in her story such as Captain Lyman Swenson, the five Sullivan brothers, and the four Rodgers brothers all have a chapter devoted to them! Other people who were part of the story of the Juneau get sketched out as well. However, this book contains some inaccuracies. Here's a partial list of them. When Kurzman depicts the Japanese air raid on the reinforcement and suppy convoy to Guadalcanal on November 12th, 1942, Kurzman writes that only one Japanese plane "is known" to have escaped being shot down. In actuality, 34 Japanese planes survived the attack to return to base. Worse, Kurzman creates a paper-and-ink phantom when he credits the Juneau with skewering the Japanese light curiser Nagara with torpedoes during the night naval battle of November 13th, 1942. He even depicts Juneau as almost colliding with the Nagara after Juneau was damaged by a torpedo during the battle. In reality, Nagara wasn't hit by a single torpedo during this battle, and escaped to fight again. Regarding the near-collison, the Juneau may have actually almost collided with the USS Helena (and may have even fired at her!) during the vicious night battle she was flung into. However, the sinking of the Juneau and the hellish ordeal her survivors endured is very well done, is eye opening (particularly as to the fate of the Sullivan brothers), and is accurate. As I said, this is a good book. Just be aware of the fact that it contains some inaccuracies.