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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer
"Before leaving Norfolk, Bob Copeland decided to add one last recruit to the ship's complement. How the dog first came aboard had less to do with the captain's preferences than with the drunken enterprise of some Roberts sailors on shore leave."

You hear about this today, too: troops illegally adopting a dog. I think it's the ordinariness of a pet dog in the midst of the insanity that is war, that makes them so important. Also, a commanding officer that will eventually agree to let them have a dog proves his humanity, and his care for his troops.

2 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Interesting teaser!

Teaser Tuesday: If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell

Bev Hankins said...

A dog is always good for morale...no matter where you are!

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays_28.html