Warrior from Adelaide

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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, 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.
 

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Contents

Arctic
11
Emma
17
Bamboo to Pirates
23
Land of Leprechauns
33
Painted Windows
43
The Beginning
55
Saturday Nights
69
Monhegan Island
77
Knights Move
159
Mysterious Orders
171
Hunted Down
179
Gods Hands
193
City of Wood
201
Thirty Knots West
207
Fair Maiden
215
Long Voyage
229

Music of the Sea
85
First Lessons
93
Wild Havana
101
Mexican Odyssey
111
Red Lights
121
Painted Flags
125
Convoy to Danger
143
Brides Cake
237
Ship of Cats
243
Arabian Nights
257
Postmen and Lawyers
271
Coincidence
281
Warriors Peace
291
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