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Mack, William P. 1943-

Overview
Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 259 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 )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 235 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"With the world at war, the USS O'Leary, an outdated destroyer held together with hairpins and prayers, steams toward a deadly conflict in the South Pacific - the Battle of the Java Sea.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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The USS O'Leary is a rusty, aging four-stack destroyer, badly in need of an overhaul. Lieutenant Ross Fraser leads the ship and her crew to join the general call-to-arms against the Japanese Battle Fleet after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. "This is the story of how that raw young officer, his crew and Captain and a ship that refuses to die come through hell for each other and the country for which they serve"--Container
 
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