Retired Rear Admiral Icenhower takes his seaman, Jim Murdock, up a few ranks and places the young midshipman smack in the...

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MR. MURDOCK TAKES COMMAND

Retired Rear Admiral Icenhower takes his seaman, Jim Murdock, up a few ranks and places the young midshipman smack in the middle of the crisis which followed Toussaint L'Overture's ascendancy to the dictatorship of Haiti. The United States, victim of French raids of our ships, was forced to participate in this skirmish against the French and it is consequent to this that young Jim Murdock finds himself not only victim of the French Navy, but of French pirates. His loyalty to his crew and to his flag are unswerving, and despite the fanatic criticism of his sick Captain, he emerges with a charming sweetheart and the commendation of his Commodore. Any war, any naval officer would do just as well in this routine adventure story, but Jim Murdock's two dimensional contour is somewhat expanded by the lively historical climate in which he operates.

Pub Date: Oct. 15, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Winston

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958