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Worthwhile reading...Shared Memories,
This review is from: Descent Into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Navy Diver's Memoir (Hardcover)
An interesting rendition of an enlisted Navy diver's efforts to aid the war effort by helping to raise sunken battleships after December 7, 1941 in Pearl Habor, HI.
The editors at Presidio (if there were any) need to be given a kick in the backside for their lack of effort on this text.
Despite the editors' lack of attention, the author does an excellent job of relating an enlisted man's view of how the War looked, and explains how he coped with both the horrors of his work in attempting to help raise the sunken hulks of Battleship Row, make jury-rigged repairs off Guadacanal, and his successes and failures while "blowing off steam" while on Liberty. Maybe there's a bit too much about the liberty antics, but I'm sure that the author's successes in these efforts remain as important memories that he wished to share with readers.