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1 Andersen, U.S. The Smoldering Sea
New York A.A. Wyn 1953 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Very Good 
"The wartime adventures of an American liberty ship, her rough and tough crew of merchant seamen, her 'ninety-day-wonder'--and her captain, Ransel, the strange and somber ex-naval officer." In their 'Sea Fiction Guide' Smith and Weller designate this title as one aimed at junior-senior high school readers, but with the dust jacket copy reading, "Here is a powerful story, a new novel of the sea, and of men -- hard, realistic, not for the squeamish, but alive with moments of virile humor. Lovemaking and drinking and carousing ashore in Noumea and Brisbane are as much a part of the story as the brilliantly recounted combat scenes," I'm not entirely sure that the junior-senior classification is accurate, especially for a title from the 1950s (although I have no doubt that 1950s junior-senior readers in Noumea and Brisbane were entirely capable of "lovemaking and drinking and carousing." Quie possibly Smith and Weller actually read the thing, though; the guys who who write dust jacket copy -- not so sure.) Some slant, wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned edges. Price-clipped dj w/moderate edgewear/flaking, light chipping/short tears to spine ends/corners, small chip from bottom edge of rear panel, light smudging. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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