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What did you love best about For Crew and Country?
The story of ordinary men and their extreme, selfless acts of bravery. You get to know the crew, their lives, their loves and hopes, and you see how that affects them in the time of greatest crisis.
Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not, but this one was pretty good. I'd definitely give him another listen without hesitation.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Ship That Fought Like A Battleship
Any additional comments?
This is not a rather happy book by the end, and many times while listening to it on my lunch break or driving around I had to switch to something more upbeat. Be prepared for that when you give a listen. Despite that (or maybe because of it) I feel that this should be essential reading for anyone interested in WWII, or history at all. It feels like the quintessential story of American heroism, and what we want to be.
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This is one of the better written and read WWII naval stories I have listened to and I have listened to about 100 and read over 300 WWII histories and memoirs. I would rank it in the top 20. The author does a good job of explaining the big picture but mostly concentrates on the individual sailors stories who served on the Sammie B. which I prefer. The narrator was very good and helped the listener feel like it was the actural sailor telling us his part of the story. I especially liked that the author did not end the story when the battle ended. But instead, let the reader know what happened to the many sailors who survived and a little about their lives after the war.
Considering the young age of these sailors, what they accomplished and what they sacrificed for our country, it is no exaggeration that they truely are "Our Greatest Generation".
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