Our nautical reporter, says of this ""I ate this up, it's most entertaining! Good adventure, well and simply told, with a potential market of all extrovert males beyond adolescence -- and a number of females as well. Commander Campbell is well-known to a vast audience through his yarns over B.B.C. As set down in book form they are still good yarns, for he has the gift of telling an excellent story."" -- It is autobiography of a man who failed to pass his examinations for the Royal Navy, emigrated to Canada where he was successively lumber jack, surveyor and trapper. In 1900 he found himself stranded in New York where he was befriended by a Magdalen of the streets who helped him get back to England. The war gave him the chance he wanted. The book is crammed with good anecdotal material.