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Título: Black, White and Gold
Condición del libro: New
Tipo de libro: Paperback
A free-wheeling veteran commissary chief and his cronies rule below deck's society aboard a destroyer escort in the South Pacific during World War II. Those who interfere pay a price until they accept their "dutiful place."Aside from periodic tussles with the black chief steward, the commissary chief has his way until a newly-commissioned ensign arrives. The chief says that he will "tame and train" his boss and teach him about the "real Navy."The ensign's decisions rile the chief and irritate the stewards, a group he wishes to help. When he investigates the chiefs activities, sparks fly!Shipboard pranks, gambling, boxing, liberty, an equator crossing and a native girl add spice.A sailor's crazy and entertaining sea story.About the Author:
Andrew Syka was born in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He left Springfield College, enlisted in the Navy in February, 1942, attained a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class rate, and entered the V-12 program. Commissioned in August, 1944, he served aboard the USS Donaldson, DE-44, in the South Pacific. He left active duty a LTJG in 1946. After earning BA and MA degrees at Stanford University, as a Ready Reservist LT, he was recalled during the Korean War for a two-year stint aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gilbert Islands, CVE-107. He retired a LCDR in 1969.He had a brief career as a weekly newspaper publisher and reporter. His only other book was, Growing Up in Woods Run, written in 1999.
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