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Battleship Sailor
by Theodore C. Mason




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When first published in hardcover in 1982, Ted Mason's memoir was hailed as "one of the best and most readable memoirs of the Navy at the onset of World War II" by the San Diego Union, and it has been one of our most sought after titles ever since. In 1994 it joined the ranks of other popular books in our paperback series, Bluejacket Books (see pages 40 and 41). Now, for those who want to listen to the story rather than read it, we are pleased to offer the book on tape as part of our new audio book series, Now Hear This.

Ted Mason's candid and engaging style takes you back in time and place to observe life belowdecks in the "Battleship Navy" of the 1940s. Trained as a radioman, Mason was assigned to the California at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack. His battlestation in the open maintop of the battleship offered him a front-row view of the air raid, and his description of the attack -- told from the perspective of his enlisted youth -- is as powerful as any ever written. He also provides a remarkable testament to the sailor's wartime experience, offering up entertaining tales of life on and off the ship to give rare insight into a complex culture. It is a convincing and vividly told story.

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Overview

When first published in hardcover in 1982, Ted Mason's memoir was hailed as "one of the best and most readable memoirs of the Navy at the onset of World War II" by the San Diego Union, and it has been one of our most sought after titles ever since. In 1994 it joined the ranks of other popular books in our paperback series, Bluejacket Books (see pages 40 and 41). Now, for those who want to listen to the story rather than read it, we are pleased to offer the book on tape as part of our new audio book series, Now Hear This.

Ted Mason's candid and engaging style takes you back in time and place to observe life belowdecks in the "Battleship Navy" of the 1940s. Trained as a radioman, Mason was assigned to the California at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack. His battlestation in the open maintop of the battleship offered him a front-row view of the air raid, and his description of the attack -- told from the perspective of his enlisted youth -- is as powerful as any ever written. He also provides a remarkable testament to the sailor's wartime experience, offering up entertaining tales of life on and off the ship to give rare insight into a complex culture. It is a convincing and vividly told story.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781557505798
  • ISBN-10: 1557505799
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6.02 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: Bluejacket Books

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