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A Passage to Oblivion: The Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Cyclops

Gian J Quasar

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ISBN 10: 0988850559 / ISBN 13: 9780988850552
Published by Brodwyn, Moor & Doane, 2014
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Title: A Passage to Oblivion: The Last Voyage of ...

Publisher: Brodwyn, Moor & Doane

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Clue after clue laid down a disturbing trail for investigators that culminated not in the finding of the body of the crime but in the most remarkable and frustrating disappearance in nautical history- the vanishing of a 20,000 ton ship and 309 crew. The only logical answer seemed hard to believe- betrayal. The difference between the fated voyage of HMS Bounty and U.S.S. Cyclops may be that the Cyclops was a complete success. The US Navy, though they searched for years, never found Cyclops' Pitcairn. But is it true that no trace was ever found of the great ship? Gian Quasar, considered the foremost investigator of popular mysteries, dug into the voluminous records to rediscover what had so disturbed the Navy in 1918. Like with story of Flight 19, Quasar pulls the Cyclops from the clutches of Bermuda Triangle legend to reveal that the Navy was justified to suspect mutiny and treason. Now 95 years later, for the first time, the story of what could be America's greatest sea betrayal is told, the events leading up to and after the last voyage of the Cyclops. The US Navy still boasts it has never suffered a mutiny, and they may still do so. But after reading A Passage to Oblivion, we may well ask if this nation has not suffered something far more intriguing and tragic than that which befell the king's Bounty.

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"Permit me to say at the outset that the charges are the result of a plot on the
part of certain officers and men on board the Cyclops, which has for its sole
purpose my removal as the commanding officer of this ship."
--George W. Worley
. . Things were steadily getting worse aboard the Cyclops, but all that history has
remembered is that the great ship vanished in improbable circumstances-- placid
tropic waters, no SOS, a 20,000 ton ship, 309 men, a valuable cargo. She had made
an unscheduled stop just before, where the captain took on more supplies than needed.
In her wake the Cyclops left rumors of mutiny and an illegal execution. Motivated by
the infamy of treachery, the US Navy searched for the vessel for years. Clues, evidence, all supported the worst possible scenario. But no trace was found. The case was archived.
Decades later came the aura of the Bermuda Triangle, and the last voyage of the Cyclops was forever doomed to the world of pulp vignettes. 
 . . . Until now.  For the first time the story is told-- the macabre and grim trail that
followed Captain Worley's commands, the men who were "ready to throw him off the
ship," and the stifling politics aboard by pro-Germans and anti-Germans. To this Worley
added his increasing drunkenness-- he strolled about in long johns and a derby hat.
After that embarrassing Board of Inquiry he declared to be a plot, he surrounded
himself with his remaining pro-Germans. He picked up a valuable cargo. . . and vanished. 
     The US Navy still boasts it has never suffered a mutiny. But after reading
A Passage to Oblivion we may well ask if this nation has not suffered something far
more intriguing and tragic than that which befell the king's Bounty

                                                 PRAISE FOR GIAN QUASAR
                                    INTO THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
                             "The best book written on the subject."
                                                                          --Whitley  Strieber
                                     THEY FLEW INTO OBLIVION
     "Quasar's book is not only the best book by far on the iconic Flight Nineteen,   it serves as the gold standard, in my opinion, for readers and future writers
who seek to explore the complex facts (which make a mystery no less
wonderful) rather than soothe their biases with fairy tales."
--Randy Wayne White
                                                 RECASTING BIGFOOT
                  "As an enthusiastic Sasquatch researcher myself, Gian Quasar's Recasting Bigfoot re-ignited my passion for the enigmatic subject, fuelling my imagination in my
own sculptural interpretations of the creatures and their kin throughout the world."
                                                                               --Jean St. Jean, Creatureplica

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