Sea stories like Sail Away (1948) and Secret Sea (1947) background this author's filing at an Annapolis adventure that is...

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MIDSHIPMAN LEE OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY

Sea stories like Sail Away (1948) and Secret Sea (1947) background this author's filing at an Annapolis adventure that is sure to be popular, but in the last analysis, is also strangely unconvincing. In his second year Lee, whose father had died ramming his plane into a Japanese ship during the war, is on the brink of resigning because he feels he is unable to face danger. But the flashbacks of academy life that are the book, reveal him as brave and upstanding. His squeamishness about flames and crashes is only logical. What he must overcome is his own illogical doubt of himself- which he does in grand climax- but it takes an unreasonably long time.

Pub Date: March 15, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954

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