Cindy Horrell Ramsey has been the editor of a community newspaper and an equine magazine. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UNC-Wilmington. She is the director of Isothermal Commnunity College's Polk County Campus.
Boys of the Battleship North Carolinaby Ramsey
When the USS North Carolina steamed into Pearl Harbor in July 1942, men cleaning up the wreckage from the surprise Japanese attack seven months earlier everyone in the harbor broke into cheers. At the time of her commissioning, the North Carolina was the biggest, fastest, best-armed battleship in the U.S. fleet. BOYS OF THE BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA is less a saga of a ship than the story of her "boys." Author Ramsey interviewed many of the surviving shipmates in the late 1990s and early 21st century. The story of the battleship is told here through their stories and memories.
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Enjoyable history. Well researched
It tells the story of the sailors well. It's not a defining history, but it was never intended to be. The reader will have little trouble following the events that this ship and crew experienced during the war.
I am not a history buff, however, one of the main characters in this book is my father, so it definitely held my interest. Cindy wrote the story of these boys who went off to war in a very personal and interesting manner that caught my attention and held it throughtout the book. I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this book. It brought not only the ship to life but also some of the boys that served on her.
Good book....I feel I know each one of the sailors introduced in the book.