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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 currently serves as the marketing director for a Dallas-area electronics manufacturer.

Two of Steve's most popular World War II books on 1942 carrier battles, Pacific Payback and Hell's Island, have been re-issued in paperback. His latest Texas book is the non-fiction companion to the History Channel's Texas Rising 2015 ten-hour mini-series drama about the Texas Revolution and the early Texas Rangers. His first book, published in 1996, was a collaboration with SFA professor Bob Gruebel and Confederate Air Force historian Bill Shinneman about a World War II carrier squadron. 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 Pritzker Military Library, for various historical organizations and at World War II military assemblies, such as the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. He has twice been a featured author at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, is a contributing writer for various historical journals, and has been a contributing book reviewer for the Dallas Morning News.

Parents of three children, Steve and his wife Cindy live north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas.


New release September 15, 2020

RAIN OF STEEL: Mitscher's Task Force 58 Ugaki's Thunder Gods and the Kamikaze War off Okinawa