{"id":1049858867247,"title":"Various: pre-war - \"There Go the Ships: Story of the American Merchant Marine at War\"","handle":"various-pre-war-there-go-the-ships-story-of-the-american-merchant-marine-at-war","description":"\u003cp\u003eShip History:  \"There Go the Ships: The Story of the American Merchant Marine at War\" by Robert Carse, published in 1942, hardbound with dust jacket, 160 pages.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI just finished reading this book and I could not put it down.  Ignore the scholarly title, this is the dramatic true story of a young merchant marine sailor crossing the North Atlantic in a convey carrying war supplies to Russia. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCarse is a great writer and went on to publish many more books, but his first one is full of raw emotion: the terror of being attacked by Nazi fighters, the horror of seeing ships blow up and sink in seconds, the adrenaline rush that kept exhausted seamen manning machine guns for days at a spell. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou get to know his shipmates such as \"Wipes\", the raspy 17 year old from Red Hook, the Skipper, a laid-back and skillful captain, and the Steward, the most hated man onboard because he skimped on food.  \"In the Barents Sea, in the Arctic, where there's no night at the season of the year when we met our Nazi enemy,\" writes Carse, \" they came after us until our eyes closed, red and puffed from staring in into the sun; 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and in one day alone we fought 105 planes, with the submarines off behind the icebergs in the snow, waiting to slip in and pitch more of it at us.\" \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe dramatic story is made more poignant because it was printed in 1942 when the American public knew little of the terrible sacrifice being made by the merchant marine.  This particular copy was sold in 1942 in a war drive to raise awareness.  A sticker inside reads, \"With deepest appreciation for your contributions TO VICTORY, Front Line Fighters Fund, International Workers Order.\"  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe dust jacket is moderately ragged but the book is in very good condition.   \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Various: pre-war - "There Go the Ships: Story of the American Merchant Marine at War"

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Ship History:  "There Go the Ships: The Story of the American Merchant Marine at War" by Robert Carse, published in 1942, hardbound with dust jacket, 160 pages.  

I just finished reading this book and I could not put it down.  Ignore the scholarly title, this is the dramatic true story of a young merchant marine sailor crossing the North Atlantic in a convey carrying war supplies to Russia. 

Carse is a great writer and went on to publish many more books, but his first one is full of raw emotion: the terror of being attacked by Nazi fighters, the horror of seeing ships blow up and sink in seconds, the adrenaline rush that kept exhausted seamen manning machine guns for days at a spell. 

You get to know his shipmates such as "Wipes", the raspy 17 year old from Red Hook, the Skipper, a laid-back and skillful captain, and the Steward, the most hated man onboard because he skimped on food.  "In the Barents Sea, in the Arctic, where there's no night at the season of the year when we met our Nazi enemy," writes Carse, " they came after us until our eyes closed, red and puffed from staring in into the sun; and in one day alone we fought 105 planes, with the submarines off behind the icebergs in the snow, waiting to slip in and pitch more of it at us." 

The dramatic story is made more poignant because it was printed in 1942 when the American public knew little of the terrible sacrifice being made by the merchant marine.  This particular copy was sold in 1942 in a war drive to raise awareness.  A sticker inside reads, "With deepest appreciation for your contributions TO VICTORY, Front Line Fighters Fund, International Workers Order."  

The dust jacket is moderately ragged but the book is in very good condition.   

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