This book was written for the sole purpose of bringing to light the life and experiences of a cruiser sailor during World War II.
Most people to this day haven't the slightest idea of what we had to endure personally, and so many know less about Word War II.
Who is at fault? We the veterans, including myself, for not telling our family and friends about where we had been and the hardships we experienced, so that they were able to live and enjoy all the freedoms for which we fought.
For many years, my wife Betty had been suggesting that I write this book, and all the while I wanted to but just didn't think I was capable. But once I got into it I realized that with the diary I had and my many stories that came to mind, more and more memories kept coming back to me.
Incidents I had completely forgotten about just seemed to pop out of nowhere.
So to all my friends and shipmates who sailed with me in the U.S.S. Mobile (CL-63), and to my wife, I dedicate this book.
My many thanks also to my sister-in-law Jean for allowing me to publish an outstanding article, "What Price Peace," written and presented by her upon graduation.
Respectfully, Edward J. Buckalew, QMC, USN, Ret.
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Book Description Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2003. Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Trafford Publishing, 2003, good condition, illustrated card covers, 4to, black & white illustrations, map, lower corner heavily bumped--first 10 leaves, creases in the lower corner of the front cover, usual library and discard markings, 139 pp. USS MOBILE (CL-63) 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 006284