E. S. McCawley echoes Reisenberg's comparison of this autobiography to Melville's White Jacket, as the first adequate personal story written since that memorable tale. A sailor's story of the Old Navy by a lower deck rating, whose recollections span the years between the old and new. A yeoman in the Navy is a member of the ship's clerical force, and Chief Yeoman Buenzle rates his title of ""writer"" in every sense. His is a vivid picture of an old time deep water sailor and he has a rare gift for spinning a yarn. ""I regard this book as a find,"" says Mr. McCawley, ""and as such it deserves high rating. Don't miss the plus sale to older boys.