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  • This product had a total of 24 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 24 2020.
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A great and inspiring read. McCarey truly delivers on this adventure tale.

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I picked up Kevin McCarey's first book Islands Under Fire during a book fair a couple years back, and I loved every part of tha...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    As someone who didn’t even know what a merchant marine is, i might not have picked up this intriguing memoir had it not been recommended to me by a friend.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Schuyler about a decade later than the author.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Very impressed, but i was left disappointed by the abrupt ending, which seemed purposely vague.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Kevin mccarey delivers a simultaneously touching and hilarious, deeply personal memoir of the last era of “stick-ship” mariners.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    He observes with clear eye and keen ear of the actions & motives of the generation that followed the heroic, but unheralded ww ii cohort of merchant seamen.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Like all good stories the line between truth and embellishment is blurry from tears of laughter.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    At the end of the prologue, kevin mccarey quotes mark twain, “sail away from the safe harbor…explore.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    On his first assignment aboard the ss free america, the ship is supposedly destined to stop in vietnam, but after a false-emergency fiasco, the ship instead goes to korea.

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