Time and tide

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Simon and Schuster, 1987 - Fiction - 734 pages
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Time and Tide is a breathtaking novel of the historical imagination, following the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Jefferson City in their fight to save the honor of their ship and defeat the enemy that blackened their name.

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Having left the Battle of Savo Island under suspicious circumstances in 1942, the USS Jefferson City is a ship haunted by bad joss. Arthur McKay is sent to relieve the cruiser's captain, Win Kemble ... Read full review

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Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, "The Officers' Wives, won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies." Liberty! The American Revolution was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club.
Fleming has made the Revolution his special field.
Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in West Point: "The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.

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