Bruce Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than twenty nonfiction books.
His latest book, Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II (Morrow), tells the incredible survival story of more than 2,000 prisoners of war held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II — and the elite 11th Airborne Division’s heart-pounding mission to rescue these beleaguered men, women and children from deep inside enemy territory in a deadly race against the clock.
Bruce’s previous book, Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War (Harper), is the story of legendary Navy pilot Dieter Dengler, with whom Bruce served aboard USS Ranger (1965-66) during the Vietnam War. Hero Found was a national bestseller.
Bruce’s other titles include:
The #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell (Norton), which was made into a highly rated CBS television miniseries.
Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II (Smithsonian), an action-packed story of ships and sailors of Halsey’s 3rd Fleet in the Pacific.
True North: Cook, Peary and the Race to the Pole (Norton) about the ongoing controversy as to who discovered the North Pole. His award-winning magazine story on the same subject, “Cook v. Peary,” appeared in Smithsonian.
Trace Evidence: The Hunt for the I-5 Serial Killer, recently made its debut as an eBook and trade paperback a decade after its original print release, as has his award-winning title, Fatal North: Murder and Survival on the First North Pole Expedition.
A former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, private investigator and field producer for television news, Bruce has taught reporting and writing courses at Stanford University and USC School of Journalism. He is a member of The Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in northern California.