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All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II Louis R. Harlan

All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II

Louis R. Harlan

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ISBN : 9780252070723
Paperback
240 pages
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The tale of [Louis R.] Harlans transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the authors naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and hisMoreThe tale of [Louis R.] Harlans transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the authors naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and his difficulty in returning to civilian life after the war, All at Sea is a welcome change of pace from more standard, stoic tales of wartime heroism. Harlans frankness isnt limited to the details of his bouts with ineptitude as a young naval ensign. He also makes pointed observations about the importance of World War II compared to conflicts that have taken place since then, and about the evolution of his own racial attitudes as a product of the South suddenly thrown into settings in which he saw African Americans from a different perspective.