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Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including Taming Texas, a biography of his great-great-great grandfather William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. Steve lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.

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Advance Praise for Pacific Payback "Deeply researched and well-written, Pacific Payback is by far the most detailed account of U.S.S. Enterprise's dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway."--Jonathan Parshall, co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway "In the early naval battles in the Pacific, the U.S. carriers took the fight to the enemy. Their most effective weapon was the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. At Midway the SBDs destroyed four carriers and arguably turned the tide of the War against Japan. Their individual stories, however, remain largely untold. Stephen L. Moore's Pacific Payback relates the experiences of the Enterprise SBDs beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor up to Midway and covers all the carrier dive bombers in that decisive battle. This heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen offers much new information and is a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War."--John B. Lundstrom, author of The First Team "In bringing this story to the public, Stephen Moore has done a service to the courageous fliers of Scouting Squadron Six and Bombing Squadron Six. These men piloted the Douglas Dauntless dive bombers from the decks of the noble Enterprise, often entering battle despite being outnumbered. Their bravery during the war's first six months, when the nation needed heroes, should long occupy a premier spot in our nation's history."--John F. Wukovits, author of For Crew and Country and One Square Mile of Hell Advance Praise for "Pacific Payback" Deeply researched and well-written, "Pacific Payback" is by far the most detailed account of U.S.S. "Enterprise"'s dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway. Jonathan Parshall, co-author of "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway" In the early naval battles in the Pacific, the U.S. carriers took the fight to the enemy. Their most effective weapon was the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. At Midway the SBDs destroyed four carriers and arguably turned the tide of the War against Japan. Their individual stories, however, remain largely untold. Stephen L. Moore s "Pacific Payback" relates the experiences of the "Enterprise "SBDs beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor up to Midway and covers all the carrier dive bombers in that decisive battle. This heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen offers much new information and is a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War. John B. Lundstrom, author of "The First Team" In bringing this story to the public, Stephen Moore has done a service to the courageous fliers of Scouting Squadron Six and Bombing Squadron Six. These men piloted the Douglas Dauntless dive bombers from the decks of the noble "Enterprise," often entering battle despite being outnumbered. Their bravery during the war s first six months, when the nation needed heroes, should long occupy a premier spot in our nation s history. John F. Wukovits, author of "For Crew and Country "and "One Square Mile of Hell "" Advance Praise for "Pacific Payback" "Deeply researched and well-written, "Pacific Payback" is by far the most detailed account of U.S.S. "Enterprise"'s dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway."--Jonathan Parshall, co-author of "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway" "In the early naval battles in the Pacific, the U.S. carriers took the fight to the enemy. Their most effective weapon was the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. At Midway the SBDs destroyed four carriers and arguably turned the tide of the War against Japan. Their individual stories, however, remain largely untold. Stephen L. Moore's "Pacific Payback" relates the experiences of the "Enterprise "SBDs beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor up to Midway and covers all the carrier dive bombers in that decisive battle. This heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen offers much new information and is a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War."--John B. Lundstrom, author of "The First Team" "In bringing this story to the public, Stephen Moore has done a service to the courageous fliers of Scouting Squadron Six and Bombing Squadron Six. These men piloted the Douglas Dauntless dive bombers from the decks of the noble "Enterprise," often entering battle despite being outnumbered. Their bravery during the war's first six months, when the nation needed heroes, should long occupy a premier spot in our nation's history."--John F. Wukovits, author of "For Crew and Country "and "One Square Mile of Hell " Advance Praise for "Pacific Payback" "Deeply researched and well-written, "Pacific Payback" is by far the most detailed account of U.S.S. "Enterprise"'s dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway."--Jonathan Parshall, co-author of "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway" "In the early naval battles in the Pacific, the U.S. carriers took the fight to the enemy. Their most effective weapon was the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. At Midway the SBDs destroyed four carriers and arguably turned the tide of the War against Japan. Their individual stories, however, remain largely untold. Stephen L. Moore's "Pacific Payback" relates the experiences of the "Enterprise "SBDs beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor up to Midway and covers all the carrier dive bombers in that decisive battle. This heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen offers much new information and is a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War."--John B. Lundstrom, author of "The First Team" "In bringing this story to the public, Stephen Moore has done a service to the courageous fliers of Scouting Squadron Six and Bombing Squadron Six. These men piloted the Douglas Dauntless dive bombers from the decks of the noble "Enterprise," often entering battle despite being outnumbered. Their bravery during the war's first six months, when the nation needed heroes, should long occupy a premier spot in our nation's history."--John F. Wukovits, author of "For Crew and Country "and "One Square Mile of Hell " Advance Praise for "Pacific Payback" "Deeply researched and well-written, "Pacific Payback" is by far the most detailed account of U.S.S. "Enterprise"'s dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway."--Jonathan Parshall, co-author of "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway" "In the early naval battles in the Pacific, the U.S. carriers took the fight to the enemy. Their most effective weapon was the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. At Midway the SBDs destroyed four carriers and arguably turned the tide of the War against Japan. Their individual stories, however, remain largely untold. Stephen L. Moore's "Pacific Payback" relates the experiences of the "Enterprise "SBDs beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor up to Midway and covers all the carrier dive bombers in that decisive battle. This heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen offers much new information and is a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War."--John B. Lundstrom, author of "The First Team" "In bringing this story to the public, Stephen Moore has done a service to the courageous fliers of Scouting Squadron Six and Bombing Squadron Six. These men piloted the Douglas Dauntless dive bombers from the decks of the noble "Enterprise", often entering battle despite being outnumbered. Their bravery during the war's first six months, when the nation needed heroes, should long occupy a premier spot in our nation's history."--John F. Wukovits, author of "For Crew and Country "and "One Square Mile of Hell "

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