AND THE LORD SHALL RAISE AN ENSIGN

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iUniverse, May 4, 2007 - Fiction - 238 pages
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"Gordon floated out of the commander's office. He sensed his fortunes had turned 180 degrees. On the pinnacle of a phenomenal high, incandescing like lights on Broadway, he now believed that the backbreaking labor he had performed for his father on the roofs of Brooklyn had a larger purpose. His feet carried him to where his prayer book lay open to the well-worn page containing the sentence" and the Lord shall raise an ensign "

"And the Lord Shall Raise an Ensign"
is a World War II male Cinderella story of sorts-with seductive and serendipitous twists. Charles Gordon, a handsome, well-spoken Jew from a poor working-class Yankee family, enters a naval officer's program along with almost exclusively southern classmates.

With some fairy-godmother luck and remarkable feats of derring-do, accomplished despite the erection of malicious and prejudicial obstacles, Gordon eventually becomes an oddball hero among awestruck peers and admiring superiors.

After earning the rank of ensign, an unexpected sequence of events ends with the virgin officer serving brilliantly as the Navy's youngest lead fighter director on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific war zone. Unforeseen and unjust consequences of dangerous liaisons, however, threaten to destroy him completely.

 

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ONE
1
TWO
4
THREE
22
FOUR
37
FIVE
43
SIX
50
SEVEN
65
EIGHT
79
ELEVEN
125
TWELVE
137
THIRTEEN
146
FOURTEEN
161
FIFTEEN
174
SIXTEEN
179
SEVENTEEN
200
EIGHTEEN
218

NINE
96
TEN
109

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