UNIQUE ITEM! Size: 8.25 inches high x 5.25 inches wide (0.75 inches thick) 2nd EDITION - SIGNED BY AUTHOR!
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* Title: THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA: USS Bassett Rescues 152 Survivors of the USS Indianapolis Author: L. Peter Wren Subject:WWII MILITARY HISTORY - US Navy Binding: Paper back Cover - 193 pages with some black and white illustrations. Publisher: L. Peter Wren Date Published: 1999 - SECOND EDITION ISBN: 0962208434 Condition: GOOD Special Attributes: slight wear to cover - SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first page Cover Size: 8.25 inches high x 5.25 inches wide (0.75 inches thick) Language: English
* QUALITY USED BOOKS FROM MILITARY HISTORY ARTIST, MARK CHURMS' OWN PRIVATE COLLECTION. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: This is a compilation of oral histories of the rescue of 152 of 317 suvivors from the USS Indianapolis. LCDR Wren was a rescue boat officer pulling the men out of the sea. This is the first-hand oral stories of the men in the sea and of those who rescued them. It includes their stories, illustrations, and the words of those who were there. It also includes a brief history of the tour of the USS Bassett,APD73, and an insight to the life of sailors in this tragedy.
LCDR Ret. USNR, served in WWII 1941-1946; served in Korean War 1951-1952. Graduate Michigan State University. Past President Richmond Council U.S. Naval League. Numerous television and public speaking engagements relate to Naval History and this episode in particular. Previously published "Richmond, Home of the Confederate Navy". Has appeared on A&E and the History Channel programs related to the sinking of the Indianapolis.