Heart of Oak - James P. McGuane
Condition: W. W. Norton & Co. 2002 edition. Near mint hardback. Only slight fading and marginal creasing on dust jacket spine.
"Following the account of his childhood and his early years aboard in A Steady Trade, Tristan Jones now looks back to his years 'below decks' in the Royal Navy during World War II. It is 1940; discharged from his sailing barge, Tristan is thrown among wartime recruits from all walks of life and after a period of instruction and a fair share of punishment on HMS Ganges, he goes to sea; first on transatlantic convoy duties, and later on the arduous Arctic runs to Russia. He was sunk three times before he was 18 years old." ~ Goodreads.