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South to Java: A Novel

MACK, William P., and MACK, William P. Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0933852703 / ISBN 13: 9780933852709
Editorial: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, 1987
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Small 4to. Grey and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 460pp. Near fine/near fine. First edition of this World War Two naval fiction -- handsomely inscribed and signed by Mack (Sr.) in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "wish best wishes / William P Mack," and below this co-author and son Mack Jr. also signs in black fineline. Vice Admiral William P. Mack (1915-2003) actually fought in the Java Sea battle which is the setting for this tale; he eventually commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and also served in the Korean War and in Vietnam. N° de ref. de la librería 25742

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Título: South to Java: A Novel

Editorial: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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The crew of an old U.S. Navy destroyer steaming toward a deadly battle in the Java Sea is the focus of this famous novel set at the outbreak of World War II as the Allies attempted to defend the Philippines and Dutch East Indies against superior Japanese forces. Thrust into conflict against the highly trained modern navy, the American sailors often had only their own courage with which to meet the enemy, and Admiral Mack's memorable description of those men as they faced overwhelming odds has assured the book's popularity since it first appeared in hardcover in 1987.

About the Author:

Vice Adm. William P. Mack, the author of numerous books, served as a gunnery officer aboard the destroyer USS John D. Ford in the Java campaign. In 1971 he became commander of the Seventh Fleet and later served as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

William P. Mack Jr. has coauthored a number of books with his father.

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