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KIRKUS REVIEW

More spit than polish to these memories of life in the Navy by an ex-enlisted man who got into Annapolis through his success as Captain of the Head and who has made his story more than passingly funny. There are the exploits of his good friend, Hymie O'Toole, the fights for the rights of the enlisted man, the belief in morale building, along with his own progress from peace times to war. There are hilarious pictures of turning a floating garbage heap into a hot ship, of the transforming of bad officers into good , of how topsy turvy operations can achieve more than regulations, of revenge via tattooing of China duty won by getting a pair of lady's pink pants, of how his wife's letters started a new religion in Szechan, how a seasick cook and liquor took a ship through part of this war, how this article on running his home the Navy way brought trouble into his life, how he was court-martialled and what happened, and the job he did in putting starch into the Negro stewards...Old timers may question the slight emphasis on the ""officer and a gentleman"" tradition, but a very heartening Old Salt story....

Pub Date: Feb. 6th, 1950
Publisher: William Sloane