Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945 Audiobook, by C. Raymond Calhoun Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: C. Raymond Calhoun Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781977376053

Publisher Description

More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served on the famous destroyer from her commissioning in 1939 to April 1943, when he was wounded at the Battle of Tulagi. Peppered with the kind of vivid, authentic details that could only be provided by a participant, the book is the saga of a gallant fighting ship that earned a Presidential Unit Citation for her part in the Third Battle of Savo Island, where she took on a battleship, cruiser, and destroyer, and was the last to leave the fray. Calhoun's gripping and colorful account tells what it was like to be there during those furiously fought, close-range engagements.

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  • “One of the best navy books in many years, and possibly the best on destroyer action in the pacific in World War II…A magnificent account of his experiences.”

    - Military

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About the Author

C. Raymond Calhoun served as executive officer on the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet after World War II and had command of the destroyer USS Moale. He also served as deputy chief of staff for US Naval Forces Europe and as director of research at the National War College, where he earned the Legion of Merit.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife, Sandra, transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.