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Authors at sea : modern American writers remember their naval service

Author: Robert Shenk
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the authors featured in this collection of works by eminent American writers who shared a common experience: service in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard during World War II. Best-selling novelists, historians, science writers, and journalists, most of these authors are well knownHerman Wouk, James Michener, Alex Haley, Russell Baker, Edward L. Beach, Carl Rowan, Lewis Thomas, Ben  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Biography
Literary collections
Naval history
Sea stories
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Authors at sea.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606068060
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Shenk
ISBN: 1557507996 9781557507990
OCLC Number: 35110229
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: from What shall we wear to this party? The man in the gray flannel suit twenty years before and after / Sloan Wilson --
from Growing up / Russell Baker --
from The history of the ginger man / J.P. Dunleavy --
from Subchaser / Edward P. Stafford --
from Crossing the line: a bluejacket's World War II odyssey / Alvin Kernan --
"The ship ahead just disappeared" / Walter Sullivan --
from A good life: newspapering and other adventures / Ben Bradlee --
from The United States Navy: 200 years / Edward L. Beach --
"The most unforgettable character I've met" / Alex Haley --
from The world is my home: a memoir / James A. Michener --
from "Our hot war for Iceland" / Daniel V. Gallery --
"Training flight" / Gordon Forbes --
from All the ship's at sea / William Lederer --
from A writer's capital / Louis Auchincloss --
from All at sea: coming of age in World War II / Louis R. Harlan --
from Breaking barriers: a memoir / Carl Rowan --
from Vistas of history / Samuel Eliot Morison --
from "Historian at war: chronicling American naval operations in World War II" / Henry Salomon Jr. --
from Thinking back: the perils of writing history / C. Vann Woodward --
from The youngest science: notes of a medicine-watcher / Lewis Thomas --
"The bread of Ochiltree: A reminiscence of the war" / Herman Wouk --
from Now hear this: the memoir of a junior naval officer in the great Pacific war / Douglas Leach --
from The Inward morning: A philosophical exploration in journal form / Henry G. Bugbee Jr. --
from Submarine! / Edward L. Beach --
from Little ship, big war / Edward P. Strafford --
from A letter home / Kenneth Dodson --
from To the war / Robert Edson Lee --
from A writer's capital / Louis Auchincloss.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Shenk.

Abstract:

Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the authors featured in this collection of works by eminent American writers who shared a common experience: service in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard during World War II. Best-selling novelists, historians, science writers, and journalists, most of these authors are well knownHerman Wouk, James Michener, Alex Haley, Russell Baker, Edward L. Beach, Carl Rowan, Lewis Thomas, Ben Bradlee, Sloan Wilson, C. Vann Woodward, Louis Auchincloss, and Samuel Eliot Morison, to name a few. But readers may not be aware of their wartime service at sea. The selected authors write about duty on all kinds of shipsfrom carriers to submarines and LSTsand service in all theaters and at all periods of the war, from beginning to end. They recount a variety of experiences: flight training, submarine attacks, kamikaze hits, surface engagements, amphibious landings, storms, homesickness, nights on the town, leadership challenges, personality conflicts. Most wrote after years of reflection and decades spent polishing their writing skills. Filled with humor, hope, sadness, and occasionally wonder, these autobiographical accounts of war at sea are unparalleled in the quality of the writing and the collective scope of the vision. -- Amazon.com.

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