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Mack, William P. 1943-

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Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 266 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Naval history 
Classifications: PS3563.A3132, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William P Mack
South to Java : a novel by William P Mack( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the world at war, the USS O'Leary, an outdated destroyer held together with hairpins and prayers, steams toward a deadly conflict in the South Pacific - the Battle of the Java Sea. As the apparently doomed vessel prepares to defend the U.S. from the crack Imperial Fleet, young Lieutenant Ross Fraser fights his own battles - with his suicidal captain, with a virtually defenseless and ancient ship, and with a complement of salty sailors drawn from the old China station, men as reckless in bars and brothels as they are facing the enemy. Half of them left girlfriends in the Philippines, all of them rage from what happened at Pearl Harbor, and none of them will back down in the face of Japan's superior sea power" -- back cover
South to Java by William P Mack( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The USS O'Leary was a rusty, aging four-stack destroyer, rushed into service in 1918. Now, in 1941, it is badly in need of an overhaul. Steaming through the blazing heat of the South Pacific, she is headed for a showdown in the South Java Sea. The O'Leary and her 120-man crew are fictitious, the Battle of the Java Sea and the American ships and sailors who perished in it are not. The real life experiences of the authors--Admiral William P. Mack Sr., an old "China hand," who fought with the Asiatic fleet, and his son, William P. Mack Jr., a destroyer officer--infuses this novel with authenticity
 
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