A book by Rear Admiral Robert W. Copeland (with Jack E. O’Neill)
This 120-page first hand account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf is available in soft cover directly from lulu.com. Cost is only $9.96 plus shipping.
The “Spirit of the Sammy B” is Captain Copeland’s thoroughly readable autobiographical account of the DE-413′s short but valiant history. A must read for any one interested in the Samuel B. Roberts or the Battle off Samar.