The Enemy: A Novel of Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer in World War II Wirt Williams

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The Enemy: A Novel of Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer in World War II  by  Wirt Williams

The Enemy: A Novel of Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer in World War II by Wirt Williams
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The Enemy, first published in 1951, is the wartime account of a fictional U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Dee (based on the authors experiences while serving aboard the USS Decatur in the North Atlantic). The ships mission is to locate and destroyMoreThe Enemy, first published in 1951, is the wartime account of a fictional U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Dee (based on the authors experiences while serving aboard the USS Decatur in the North Atlantic).

The ships mission is to locate and destroy German submarines while protecting an aircraft carrier. The book details life aboard the destroyer and the inevitable conflicts that arise between men at sea for long periods. The ship also encounters and engages enemy submarines, receiving slight damage. Following author Wirt Williams service aboard the USS Decatur, he was transferred to the Pacific theater where he captained a Landing Ship. After the war, Williams worked as a reporter, then became an English professor in California. He continued to write and published six novels, and was nominated for three Pulitzer Prizes, once for his reporting and twice for his novels.

The Enemy was his first novel. Williams passed away in 1986 at the age of 64.



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