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COAST WATCHING IN WWII: Operations against the Japanese on the Solomon Islands, 1941-43

Magazine article Sea Classics

COAST WATCHING IN WWII: Operations against the Japanese on the Solomon Islands, 1941-43

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COAST WATCHING IN WWII: Operations Against the Japanese on the Solomon Islands, 1941-43 By A.B. Feuer 228 Ppgs, Illustrated, 6-in x 9-in, Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-8117-3329-8-$16.95. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsville, PA; wwwStackpolebooks.com

It's always gratifying to see one of Sea Classics' regular contributors have a book published by a major publishing house. In author A.B. Feuer's case, it is a multiple pleasure, for Stackpole Books of Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania renowned publishers of historic non-fiction have seen fit to publish four of "Bud" Feuer's popular manuscripts in handy-sized 6-in x 9-in paperback formats. When they appeared in SC in the early '80s and '90s, our readers enjoyed Bud's many articles on submarine and destroyer operations in WWII.

Originally penned and published as hardbacks, the four new Stackpole paperbacks' economy pricing should make them top sellers with WWII-era buffs, for each covers specific areas of ongoing interest in wartime operations. Coast Watching in WWII will especially appeal to our readers, for contained within its covers are dramatic accounts of several "top secret" U Navy submarine rescue operations which extracted imperiled coastwatchers, agents and downed airmen from underneath the very noses of occupying Japanese forces. One of these harrowing missions saw the submarine USS Nautilus save 17 threatened Catholic priests and sisters from certain capture and possible execution by the enraged enemy. That episode in itself is worth the price of the book and could well be a stand-alone saga worthy of a movie script or full-length book. …

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