“The CONVERT” By James MacDonnell. (Fiction) Their new commanding officer was too green, too fresh from Annapolis. Worst of all he was the son of an Admiral. The crew hated Captain Kenyon. Even when he led them into a daring maneuver, sank an enemy ship and got them out alive, he didn’t win the respect of these war-hardened sea dogs. It took five Japanese destroyers and a night of savage fighting for the crew, and Walt himself, to know the real Captain Walt Kenyon. The Convert is a realistic novel of life aboard a torpedo boat in the enemy-infested waters of the Pacific. It’s a compelling human drama of comrades and heroes in the grueling fire of combat. 1967 first edition Paperback, 127 pages, no photos, maps or index.
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James E. MacDonnell is the author of countless fictional World War II titles. Born in 1917, an Australian buy birth, MacDonnell served for more than fifteen years in the Royal Australian Navy, working his way up from enlisted man to officer. He was a specialist in gunnery and saw considerable action in World War II. MacDonnell is widely recognized as an expert in Navy life and his authentic novels have been published the world over. James MacDonnell passed away in 2003, he was 85.
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