The Adventures of M. James

The Adventures of M. James

A Sailor's Diary Aboard the USS Monterey, CVL-26

by Michael James

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/01/2005

 
The Adventures of M. James is a rare and direct account of the Pacific War told through the eyes of a sensitive enlisted man-a pacifist who discovers an eagerness for battle; a compassion for the enemy and in the end, a confidence in his own ability. This is the secret diary of a young sailor written aboard the light aircraft carrier USS Monterey during World War II. The Adventures of M. James is a rare and direct account of the Pacific War told through the eyes of a sensitive enlisted man-a pacifist who discovers an eagerness for battle; a compassion for the enemy and in the end, a confidence in his own ability. From 1943 to 1946, Michael James recorded his thoughts and unique observations as they occurred, with passion, innocence and wry humor. He chronicles both the excitement and boredom of war including eleven major battles and a massive typhoon that nearly destroyed his ship and almost swept Assistant Navigator Lt. Gerald R. Ford overboard. Through his story, the reader gains a genuine sense of James' character, and an understanding of why it was that a fellow shipmate told him,"there's not a man aboard this ship that wouldn't give you the shirt off his back."
ISBN:
9780976204626
9780976204626
Category:
Biography & True Stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-01-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Turn of the Screw Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
160
Dimensions (mm):
267x210x12.7mm
Weight:
0.68kg
Michael James

Michael and Pippa James run the successful Tivoli Road Bakery in Melbourne's South Yarra.

Michael is an accomplished chef and baker, who grew up in Penzance, West Cornwall before moving to London, where he met Pippa over the pass at the two-Michelin starred restaurant Pied à Terre.

They moved to Australia in 2004, and opened the Tivoli Road Bakery in 2013..

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