If you want to go into the Navy, ""think it over, mate"" -- says Lon Givvin, in showing how you can't win against navy procedure, naval law. He traces the historical record, from the British Admiralty to the present day in the U.S. Navy. He gives the framework -- basically the same today; he traces the modifications from the extreme penalties and physical violence of the old days to the hard and fast rules today. He lists offenses from AWOL to Venereal Disease -- and the punishments. He outlines procedure from arrest to court martial....A useful handbook for those entering the navy (particularly if they think it is an easy path to follow) -- and for their families. Published with official endorsement.