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Warrior from Adelaide Richard Starrett

Warrior from Adelaide

Richard Starrett

Published July 12th 2011
ISBN : 9781617772405
Paperback
298 pages
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 About the Book 

Our ears rang from the violent explosions while we watched our ship dying from our heaving lifeboat. The S.S. John Witherspoon lay twisted and shuddering, gasping for air as the great broken hull slowly slid under icy waters. Our home and workplace,MoreOur ears rang from the violent explosions while we watched our ship dying from our heaving lifeboat. The S.S. John Witherspoon lay twisted and shuddering, gasping for air as the great broken hull slowly slid under icy waters. Our home and workplace, including all our possessions and familiar activities, was disappearing. Born the son of an American diplomat and southern belle in 1919, Richard Starrett grew up in foreign lands that were ripe with adventure. However, confined to bed with a debilitating disease as a young boy, he could only dream of becoming a hero like the characters he read about in books. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Warrior from Adelaide follows Richard as he undergoes a radical medical procedure to cure his malady. He faces pirates outside of Hong Kong. He gains the acceptance of hardened shipmates as a greenhorn. He encounters German U-boats amongst the icebergs of the Arctic Ocean, and he courts the heart of a beautiful singer in New York City. In his inspiring true story, Richard Starrett masterfully weaves a tale of adventure, war, love, and overcoming the odds.