The U.S. Navy's first planned battle of WWII is told though the extraordinary, little-known story of U.S.S. DUNCAN, the first Allied warship to penetrate a Japanese battle-line.

From their first encounter with their celebrated captain and tyrannical executive officer to a deadly night in shark-infested waters to a homecoming turned into a PR campaign, THE GUN CLUB is a vivid, day-to-day account of life on a warship, told largely in the words of the survivors, and is one of the most detailed and compelling accounts of a war cruise ever written.

Robert Fowler, a documentary filmmaker, off-Broadway producer, screenwriter and director, is the son of DUNCAN's torpedo officer.

“My goal, almost 75 years later, was to understand what really happened. I endeavored to cover all aspects of the battle, from both sides, and which elements shaped the stalemate, including the minor actions leading to the sinking of the U.S.S. Duncan, and its aftermath.”

Contact: Robert Fowler

Preorder

The Gun Club is now available from Amazon.com. Order now and be the first to receive your copy.

Audio Book Excerpt

Listen to an excerpt of The Gun Club, read by author Robert Fowler:


Reviews

"One of the three best Pacific War books so far this century."

LEATHERNECK MAGAZINE

"An outstanding example of historical writing ... a uniquely well-informed impression of life aboard a ship ... Much new detail is added to the historical record ... A valuable and compellingly written account ... "

Christopher C. Wright, Editor in Chief, WARSHIPS INTERNATIONAL

"This unusual war history artfully captures ... the vivid day-to-day account of the life of a warship, told largely in the words of survivors."

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE

"Heartbreaking and superb ... "

Andrew Lubin, author of CHARLIE BATTERY: A MARINE ARTILLERY UNIT IN IRAQ