“O GOD Of BATTLES” By Harry Homewood. (Fiction) Author Homewood made eleven patrols in American subs during World War II and wrote “Final Harbor,” “Torpedo!” and “Silent Sea.” Homewood turned out another outstanding WWII submarine novel. The fictional USS Tigerfish swings into action against the Imperial Japanese Navy. The narrative sweeps through momentous events in WWII history, from the dismal defeat at Pearl Harbor through the bitter submarine and air war in the Pacific and on to victory. This is an epic tale written with the true flair that only a combat submarine veteran can provide. Rare 1983 hardback edition with dust jacket, 359 pages, no photos, diagrams or maps.
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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:
Final Harbor – hardback edition
O God Of Battles – hardback edition
O God Of Battles – paperback edition
Other books of interest:
The Final Voyage Of The S.S.N. Skate
Swordray’s First Three Patrols
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea