Books tagged: memoir naval

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The Faithful Sextant
Price: $8.90 USD. Words: 111,520. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
A moving and sometimes chilling story of the making of childhood bonds in the 1950s, where young men lived on a dare and were restricted only by their own imaginations. This is a gripping tale of what the Vietnam War did to these boys and their families. The author was one of thousands of civilian sailors who brought the machinery to fight the war, only to learn that they were now in the war.
My Letters Home from the Pacific War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
These letters cover a great variety of war-time experiences, from terrifying near-death experiences on the beaches of Iwo Jima, and a kamikaze crash into the ship, to accounts of incredible adventures at Ie Shima, Osaka, Wakayama, Formosa and Shanghai.
Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,780. Language: American English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Stillpoint Digital Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
An officer in the US Merchant Marine from World War II to the Korean War, Jack Beritzhoff sailed from the South Pacific to Casablanca to Kuwait to Liverpool to Pusan... and back. Sail Away follows him from port to port, around the globe to five continents, discovering friendship and heroism (as well as occasional cowardice and deceit), and of course the beautiful girl in every port.