Was sticking this together and ran across this from Battleship New Jersey YouTube channel – take a trip over there – try not to get lost crawling through the battleship!
“Battleship Commander” by Paul Stillwell is one of those books that you start it and just can’t put down until it’s finished – then you pick it back up and read it again!
Written in an almost conversational style – the author doesn’t bury you in minutia – if you are wanting to know steel composition of side plate armor or how many sailors it took to keep up with running the electric shop on a battleship – this isn’t the book for you . . .
If you want an insight into Admiral Lee’s interactions with Naval personnel – his peers and superiors as well as subordinates – this will work for you . . .
The book takes you through his early life – through the Naval Academy – through the second world war – and his death . . . And the best part? – It never drags – it does a very good job of being a page turner.
If you like reading about naval operations and the men that make it happen – Paul Stillwell does a great job with this book – reads as good as or better than “The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors” – and that book pushes just about every “reading” button I have. If you are a fan of these type of “Naval books” you won’t be disappointed.
And if you have wondered about the genre? By all means give the book a read – I don’t believe you will be wasting your time with it – you might even learn a thing or two!
Now excuse me while I go and curl up with a good book . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!