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Mark Lardas

Mark Lardas is the author of numerous books on maritime, naval, and Texas history. A resident of the Houston area, he has maintained a longtime interest in the cruiser Houston. With generous assistance from the Houston Maritime Museum, the University of Houston, Sam Houston Park, and individuals equally enthralled by the cruiser, he has assembled a fascinating collection of images illustrating the life and death of the Houston, from the first plans to build the ship until its dramatic end in...See more