“FINAL HARBOR” By Harry Homewood. (Fiction) Author Homewood made eleven patrols in American subs during World War II. Author of “O God Of Battles” and “Silent Sea.” Homewood has written one of the best Word War II submarine novels ever published. In this book the fictional USS Mako roamed the Pacific on a mission to seek-out and destroy the invincible ships of the powerful Imperial Japanese Navy. Here is the story of the submarine and the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services. Very popular and difficult to find. 1980 hardback edition with dust jacket. 372 pages, no photos, maps or index.
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Harry Homewood was a “qualified” submariner before he was seventeen years old. Having lied to the US Navy about his age, Homewood served in a little “S”-boat in the Asiatic Fleet. After Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, he re-enlisted in the “silent service” and made eleven war patrols in the Southwest Pacific. Following World War II, Homewood became Chicago Bureau Chief for “Newsweek,” chief editorial writer for the “Chicago Sun-Times,” and for eleven years had his own weekly news program syndicated to thirty-two PBS television stations. Homewood wrote three submarine novels dealing with Pacific World War II fictional boats: “Final Harbor” – “Silent Sea” – “O God Of Battles” and one post World War II submarine novel, “Torpedo!” Each of his books have been very popular. All are now out of print and difficult to find.
Other books by Harry Homewood:
O God Of Battles – paperback edition