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Stephen L. Moore, a sixth generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, where he studied advertising, marketing and journalism. He currently serves as the marketing director for a Dallas-area electronics manufacturer.

His latest book, Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway, will be released on June 3 by NAL Caliber/Penguin Books of New York.

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Steve originally collaborated with SFA professor Bob Gruebel and Confederate Air Force historian Bill Shinneman to write The Buzzard Brigade: Torpedo Squadron Ten at War in 1996. His Texas history books include the critically acclaimed Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign, as well as the four-volume Savage Frontier series on the early Texas Rangers and Texas Indian Wars. His other World War II non-fiction books include a series of books on the submarine service in the Pacific War.

He has given lectures for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at the Alamo, in the San Jacinto Museum of History, at the 40th Anniversary San Jacinto Descendants Assembly, for various historical organizations and at World War II military assemblies. He has also been a featured author at the Texas Book Festival in Austin and is a contributing writer for various historical journals.

Steve lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife Cindy and their three children: Kristen, Emily and Jacob.


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