The Smoldering Sea

By: Andersen, U.S.

Price: $20.00

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"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.

Title: The Smoldering Sea

Author Name: Andersen, U.S.

Categories: Military,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, A.A. Wyn: 1953

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: About Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 005113

Keywords: WORLD WAR II, WWII, LIBERTY SHIPS, SEA FICTION, NAVAL ADVENTURE, U.S. ANDERSEN, NOUMEA, BRISBANE, GUADALCANAL