• Title: Time and Tide
  • Author: Thomas J. Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780553274561
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Time and Tide Here is an epic of World War II the story of men and passion of great love and tragic loss and of two proud military families caught in a crucible of honor and betrayalCaptain Arthur McKay Given com
    Here is an epic of World War II the story of men and passion, of great love and tragic loss, and of two proud military families caught in a crucible of honor and betrayalCaptain Arthur McKay Given command of the USS Jefferson City after its desertion at the Battle of Savo the worst naval defeat in United States history he must choose between loyalty to hisHere is an epic of World War II the story of men and passion, of great love and tragic loss, and of two proud military families caught in a crucible of honor and betrayalCaptain Arthur McKay Given command of the USS Jefferson City after its desertion at the Battle of Savo the worst naval defeat in United States history he must choose between loyalty to his best friend, the disgraced Captain Winfield Kemble, and his own duty as an officer McKay is torn as well betwen his wife, Rita McKay who once loved Kemble and now longs to see him destroyed and Lucy Kemble, Rita s sister and Kemble s wife, who is the secret rule of his tormented soul.From the Solomon Islands to the Aleutians, from liberty ports in Australia to the deadly skies over Okinawa, Time and Tide is a spellbinding wartime voyage into the darkest hours of our century a masterwork of action and human drama.

    One Reply to “Time and Tide”

    1. I'm not sure how to rate this book. It's historical fiction and involves a navy cruiser during WWII. The weird part is that the author modeled the ship's story after not just one but two real ships, switching from one to the second late in the book.I found the switch to the story of the second ship (the USS Indianapolis) rather gratuitous given that ship's history. The earlier part of the book centered around another real ship (the USS Chicago) disgraced during the Battle of Savo Island - the US [...]

    2. Great book. Large cast of complex characters. An unvarnished portrait of men at war. Lots of action as well. GAME OF THRONES like in the way main characters are killed. A masterpiece.

    3. Loved it! Great historical fiction of WWII in the Pacific. I learned a lot; there is so much to learn! My main struggle was keeping the characters straight. I actually opened a Word document to help me. If I thought anyone else would ever need it, I'd put it online.

    4. Remember the old novel ( and then a movie) " Battle Cry" about young Marines from boot camp to the horrors of the war against the Japanese ? That was a timeless classic compared to this hapless book.I bought the Kindle version of the book after reading the sample chapters. It seemed right for my interests: a novel of the Navy in WWII. It began with the hero being ordered to relieve the captain of. USN ship that had run from a fight while other ships were taking a beating from the Japanese navy o [...]

    5. This book tells the story of the fictional USS Jefferson City. The crew are humiliated by the seeming cowardice of their Captain. When he is replaced by Capt. McKay the challenges become more apparent. The interaction of the crew, the constant fighting with both the Japanese and the inflexible Navy traditions provide a complex and fascinating look at the sailors fighting in the Pacific.Although fiction, the stories ring true and the outcome is not quite what we were led to believe.Good story, we [...]

    6. Sounds vaguely like all tales I'be heard of the fateful last voyage of the USS indionapolisStill an interesting story of seamanship, courage, warcraft,and persavance to duty and honorybe the names have been changed, maybe just a good tale.

    7. strikes me as an epic novel along the lines of War and Remembrance. It's very long and detailed. I now feel like I have a good understanding of life around a heavy cruiser in the Navy during World War 2.

    8. Excellent readA well written historical drama which is accurate to the period and an interesting account about life aboard a WW II cruiser in the Pacific. Characters are well developed. Highly recommend if you are a fan of this genre and time period.

    9. Excellent story. It was very well put together and evenly paced through out. Well worth the time and effort Mr. Fleming put in crafting this tale.

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