Vincent P. O'Hara is an independent scholar and the author of ten books and many articles. He is the Naval Institute 2015 Author of the Year for his most recent work, Torch: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory. O'Hara holds a history degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
"If one is only interested in the story of the U.S. Navy's ship-to-ship encounters during World War II, one will not find a finer book on the subject than this volume. The text is supported by a series of excellent maps, charts, tables, and photographs that clarify and illuminate the written story." --The Journal of America's Military Past