|Warrior from Adelaide |
by Richard Starrett Our ears rang from the violent explosions while we watched our ship dying from our heaving lifeboat. The S.S. John Witherspoon lay twisted and shuddering, gasping for air as the great broken hull slowly slid under icy waters. Our home and workplace, including all our possessions and familiar activities, was disappearing.
Born the son of an American diplomat and southern belle in 1919, Richard Starrett grew up in foreign lands that were ripe with adventure. However, confined to bed with a debilitating disease as a young boy, he could only dream of becoming a hero like the characters he read about in books. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Warrior from Adelaide follows Richard as he undergoes a radical medical procedure to cure his malady. He faces pirates outside of Hong Kong. He gains the acceptance of hardened shipmates as a greenhorn. He encounters German U-boats amongst the icebergs of the Arctic Ocean, and he courts the heart of a beautiful singer in New York City.
In his inspiring true story, Richard Starrett masterfully weaves a tale of adventure, war, love, and overcoming the odds.
300 pages - $21.99 (paperback)
Richard Starrett was born to an American diplomat and a southern belle back in 1919 and he grew up in lands away from America on the most part. He loved adventure but had a bad disease when he was a young boy that had him in bed a lot of the time, so he always had adventure looking up at the ceiling and out at the moon and stars at night.
Around the time of World War II Richard's mother carried him to a place when there may be a cure for his illness. As he becan to get better and to get older he faced pirates near Hong Kong and got in with his shipmates and encounters German u-boats in and amoung the icebergs of the Arctic Ocean.
He finds himself in a life raft with a shunken ship behind them and nothing to look at except icebergs. Will they make it? Someone has to come alone and find them as they had no way themselves to get out of this cold sea.
This book was sent to me free in order for me to review it from Tate Publishing.