A clean, crisp hardcover copy inscribed by the author; light shelf wear, foxing at top edge. DJ in mylar cover; mild edge wear includes small chip and closed tear (2" + - ) near spine head, rubbing overall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In early December 1941 in the Philippines, a young Navy ensign named Kemp Tolley was given his first ship command, an old 76-foot schooner that had once served as a movie prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane." Crewed mostly by Filipinos who did not speak English and armed with a cannon that had last seen service in the Spanish-American War, the Lanikai was under top-secret presidential orders to sail south into waters where the Japanese fleet was thought to be. Ostensibly the crew was to spy on Japanese naval movements, but to Tolley it was clear that their mission was to create an incident that would provoke war.
Events overtook the plan, however, when Pearl Harbor was bombed before the Lanikai could get underway. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, she was ordered to set sail for Australia and became one of the few U.S. naval vessels to escape the Philippines. In this book Tolley tells the saga of her great adventure during these grim, early days of the war and makes history come alive as he regales the reader with details of the operation and an explanation of President Roosevelt's order. Tolley's description of their escape in Japanese warship-infested waters ranks with the best of sea tales, and few will be able to forget the Lanikai's 4,000-mile, three-month odyssey.
About the Author: The late Kemp Tolley, also the author of Cruise of the Lanikai and Yangtze Patrol enjoyed a long naval career before retiring from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Rear Admiral.
Title: Cruise of the Lanikai: Incitement to War
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1974. Condition: Good. First American Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP82575623
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust jacket has crinkling and a few small tears, otherwise would be listed as in very good condition ~ Clean Unmarked Copy With Strong Binding that has been Carefully Read & shows Minimal Signs of Use ~ Sharp Page Corners ~ Page Edges are Clean with Light Rubbing ~ Cover Shows some aging & spotting with lightly worn corners ~ Spine is Legible with bold lettering and engravings but has worn top & bottom edges. Seller Inventory # 1810270032
Book Description Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0870211323I3N00
Book Description Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2960606341
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_237865115
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_239218991
Book Description Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1973., 1973. First edition (not stated). xiv, 345 pages. Hardcover: H 24cm x L 16cm. Dust jacket with some foxing, light staining at top of rear panel. Green cloth. Some foxing upon top edge; minor foxing to fore-edge; past owner's embossed stamp on half-title leaf; United States Naval Institute bookplate discreetly affixed to rear pastedown. Interior pages are clean. Binding retains some crispness. A very good+ copy in a very good- dust jacket. With green endpapers, map on front endpapers, Foreword by Admiral Robert L. Dennison, Acknowledgements, Epilogue, Source Notes, Bibliography, Appendix, and Index. Rear Admiral Kemp Tolley recounts his adventures upon the schooner-rigged diesel powered yacht Lanikai in December 1941 to March 1942 when he was on a secret "defensive information patrol" assignment to report on the Japanese Fleet between the Philippines and Java in the South China Sea and the Makassar Strait. Tolley served in the U.S. Navy upon his 1929 graduation from the United States Naval Academy until his retirement in 1959 when he was commander of fleet activities at the Yokosuka, Japan. ISBN 0870211323. Seller Inventory # D17-6854
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1973. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0870211323-2-4
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1974. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good w/ Protective Cover. First American Edition. Very good condition. The d.j has some edge wear and rips. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 106433
Book Description Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket missing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Cover is clean and free from damage of any kind. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page. Binding is tight and pages are crisp, unfaded, and free of markings. An attractive copy with few signs of previous use. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 422036213