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Battle Below; The War of the Submarines

Casey, Robert J.

Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1945
Condition: Good Hardcover
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380 pages. Substantial appendix which includes: Badge of Service, Name of Submarines, Deck Guns, Uniform, Depth Charges, and The Subs have a word for it. Slightly cocked. Cover has some wear. Pencil notation on fep. Some page soiling, including endpapers. DJ flaps present but rest of DJ is missing. This book was written in the spring of 1943 with facilities supplied by the Navy Department. Permission for its publication was then withheld by the Navy on grounds of national security. The permission to publish was granted two years later, in June 1945. Except for the appreciable deletions and other alternations made by Navy censorship, the book was published as written. Robert Joseph Casey (1890-1962) was a decorated combat veteran and distinguished Chicago-based newspaper correspondent and columnist.Casey was born March 14, 1890, in Beresford, South Dakota, and attended St. Mary's College in St. Mary's, Kansas from 1907 to 1911. Casey enlisted in the Army in 1918 and served at Verdun and Meuse-Argonne as an artilleryman. He earned three citations for bravery in combat before his discharge as a captain in 1919. Casey later wrote (anonymously) The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears: A Diary of the Front Lines about his wartime experiences, and this book was acclaimed for its gritty and realistic depictions of an American soldier in World War I.In 1920, Casey joined the Chicago Daily News, where he worked as a columnist and foreign correspondent for twenty-seven years. Casey wrote features, chronicled the Chicago gang wars of the era, and compiled "slice of life" stories, which were published in the paper under column titles "Vest Pocket Anthology," "Such Interesting People," and "More Interesting People."During the 1920s and 1930s, Casey traveled through Indochina, Cuba, Pitcairn Islands and Easter Island, and many other sites, and wrote about his adventures in newspaper columns and books. In 1940, Casey covered the blitz in London and its aftermath; he was also in Hawaii and the Pacific right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.After his coverage of World War II in France, Africa, and the Pacific, Casey came back to Chicago to write. After Casey's retirement from the Daily News in 1947, he continued to write books and freelance newspaper articles. In 1955, he was named Press Veteran of the Year by the Chicago Press Veterans Association. Bookseller Inventory # 72496

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Title: Battle Below; The War of the Submarines

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN

Publication Date: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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