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World War 2: Sailor Stories: Tales from Our Warriors at Sea (Military Naval, World War 2, World War II, WW2, WWII, Soldier Stories, US Navy, SEAL Book 1) by [Jenkins, Ryan]
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From Heroes to Horror on the high seas


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So much time is spent discussing the heroics and battles fought on the ground and in the air during World War II and the battles fought in the water are nearly forgotten. They were real and they were brutal, often resulting in the loss of thousands of lives in a matter of minutes. The battles on the high seas were just another front that we had to win in order to win the war.

First take a look into the merchant marines. Contrary to their name, they were not military men but they gave their lives throughout the war just the same. Find out who they were and why so many lives depended on the precious cargo they carried.

In a time when racism was not only prevalent but accepted as part of life, read about two of the African American men who rose to the challenge and went beyond the ordinary. Find out what was done, and what wasn’t, to honor these heroes. Were their acts of bravery downplayed because of the color of their skin or were they given their due reward?

Finally, venture into the true horrors that await some sailors at sea. Drowning isn’t the only worry. Death come slowly to some or is a quick mercy for others. Read about the nightmarish horrors that the men on the USS Indianapolis endured. Immortalized in pop culture, this ship’s disaster is a true story steeped in some of the greatest horrors that you can imagine. Find out what happened to the beleaguered Captain. Why did a ship that started with 1,196 men only bring home 317?

From high adventure to the depths of horror, the sailors of World War II have a story to tell. Pick up this book today and see what it is for yourself.

Comments From Other Readers


“This book really takes me back to my childhood. I was in grammar school when the war broke out. My older brother enlisted in the Navy and thankfully, lived to come home to us at the end of the war. Too many other boys weren’t as lucky. He wouldn’t talk much about what he saw so I knew it was pretty bad. I’ve read other books on the war but this one really takes it.” - Robert A (Maryland, US)

“At times this book is rather intense. War isn’t a pretty thing though. I appreciate how the author chose to not gloss the whole thing over like some Hollywood melodrama. I find this to be one of the more realistic accountings for the conditions in which our Navy men serve. All too often they sign up looking for adventure but knowing the nitty gritty needs to be an option.” - Cally P (Alberta, Canada)


Tags: sharks, USS Indianapolis, US Navy, African American, Dorie Miller, Leonard Roy Harmon, Admiral Bulkeley, merchant Marines, World War 2, Pearl Harbour, World War II, WW2, WWII, Navy Seals, Soldier Stories, Naval forces, US navy, turn the ship around, rising sun, the last stand of the tin can sailors, incredible victory, killing patton, unbroken, a higher call, Dead wake, Military naval

About the Author

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” - Winston Churchill By studying our past, we are able to better understand our future. History happened for a reason, and it’s our job to identify and fascinate ourselves with our past successes and failures. This is the creed that Ryan Jenkins follows. Ryan Jenkins is an advocate learner and experienced historian. He has mainly focused his studies on the events and stories of World War 2. Ryan has spent years in the field conducting intensive research, and personally uncovering relics from the past. He enjoys exploring into historical matters himself, which includes combing through past battlefields, or interviewing other well-known historians. In his books, Ryan provides in-depth, factual historical stories that are both consuming and gripping. Unlike long drawn, boring historical reads, Ryan’s content focuses on hitting key points, while keeping it entertaining and enjoyable. Whether you are researching for a history project or looking to learn more about past events, Ryan’s books will suck you in from page one. When not writing, Ryan enjoys the company of his family and exploring unique areas in the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2738 KB
  • Print Length: 69 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Success First Publishing (Nov. 17 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PRET5OG
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e3dc0a8) out of 5 stars 29 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By tanner - Published on Amazon.com
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Brings light to the brave men who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
The author does a great job in describing the hero's of the sea
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da0d354) out of 5 stars "We pulled him into the boat, the skin from his body and arms came off in our hands li[k]e gloves and he was in a very bad way." Jan. 30 2015
By Don Kidwell - Published on Amazon.com
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Editing issues aside, this was an extraordinary book of our brave sailors at sea with tales I hadn't heard before most especially the rousing accounts of the fallen heroes "Donald Owen Clarke" and "Cadet Edwin O'Hara" which were highlighted towards the beginning. Book included several pertinent photos and I found I learned some things like why merchant losses were kept hidden (to encourage men to join up) and how the SS Stephen Hopkins was the only US merchantmen to sink a German surface vessel during WW2. This passage really struck me "Like wolves looking for sick, weak or young and inexperienced prey, the subs would converge and attack." Very good book and glad I had the opportunity to read this one!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d828d5c) out of 5 stars Awesome book to read Jan. 22 2015
By CGTF - Published on Amazon.com
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If ever there was an expert on World War 2, Ryan Jenkins is it! His vast knowledge of this significant happeningin the world's history is evidenced by the plethora of literatures he has produced on the subject. The facts and details that he presents about World War 2 in his books really leave me in awe, as they paint so vivdly the realities of the soldiers' experiences during this difficult time, and this book about sailors is no different. This book gives statistics as to the massive losses of life and equipment while at sea and speaks to the sacrifices made and conditions endured by soldiers in the Navy. It also speaks of the various types of sea vessels used and the weaponry they were fitted with. Of course, it includes a couple of experiences of some navy men and how they valiantly fought on in the face of death. The pictures of some of them are included. The name Dorie Miller, whose story is there, stands out for me because of the movie Pearl Harbour. The final chapter ont he horror of life at sea dispels the ''romantic'' and glamourous notions many have about serving in the navy. Life at sea really is gruelling and the ways to die and how many have died - gruesome and stark. Awesome book to read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d8bc798) out of 5 stars Glorified take on participants of a war that will be known for eternity Jan. 23 2015
By M - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy paintings that depict battles and wars, finding some in the book really made my day. As a collector myself, I always enjoy the differentials in that each painter’s perspective. I was amazed how there was so much stories, memoirs from these servicemen. It was not biased which is another trait of this author. These names were new to me, but I will now remember them for years to come. The problem with every war, is that the popular people tend to be glorified in all history books. I believe each and individual should be glorified. For they all sacrificed something, so they all deserve recognition. This book does exact that.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d807438) out of 5 stars Fascinating information on the Navy! Jan. 19 2015
By mint tea - Published on Amazon.com
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This book tells a bit about the Navy soldiers that were active during World War 2. It explains how they were crucial to the war effort and what they did to help the Allies emerge victorious. There are also details on a few soldiers and how they were heroic, including Dorie Miller and Donald Owen Clarke. There are even informative tidbits on race relations at the time throughout the armed services and what types of people were mostly likely to join America’s Navy. I think this would be a good read to anyone that is interested in the naval forces in WW2 or the history of the Navy.