The left-handed monkey wrench: stories and essays

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Naval Institute Press, 1984 - Fiction - 335 pages
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Selections from the author's uncompleted second novel and stories about a lonely warrant officer, a crafty sailor, and a proud engineer are accompanied by essays about historical research and naval life and reform

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anyone who has been to sea will understand the image of a lefthanded wrench. This book contains several short stories where the seeds of the "Sand Pebbles" can be seen. Also a lecture and several chapters of the book he was writing when he died. Read full review


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Life Aboard the USS Gold Star
The Fiction of History

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Shenk, a retired Naval Reserve captain who saw his initial navy duty during the Vietnam War, is an English professor at the University of New Orleans, where he was taught since 1985. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Kansas, he taught at the Air Force and Naval Academies.

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