Clint Johnson is a non-fiction writer and historian living in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife and pets. He is a native of Fish Branch, an unmapped community in the Florida backwoods surrounded by cypress bay heads, orange groves and populated by gators. It looks like Florida used to be before Walt Disney World changed it. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Florida. He has written for scores of newspapers, magazines and trade publications.
About TIN CANS & GREYHOUNDS
For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged “against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected.” Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944.
Also by Clint Johnson
May 9, 1941, may have been the turning point of World War II – a full seven months before the United States entered the war. If so, the free world can thank the crews of three British warships; a brand new, but tiny corvette, a 21-year-old former American Clemson class destroyer, and a smallish 11-year-old…