Max, a ten-year-old Jewish refugee living in Bayonne, NJ rows his boat in Newark Bay and is captured by a Nazi U-boat. He is forced to help liberate German scientists being held in a local POW camp.
About the Author
Richard Taylor, B.A., M.A., M.S., is a writer of fiction, novels, non-fiction for boating magazines, and poetry. A few of his successful short stories include Shakespeare Thy Name is Woman, The Fleischer, The Shrink, and The Post War Bride.
As a boy, the sea scout was a favorite of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Bayonne, New Jersey, where he spent many hours learning the ways of the sea.
He began writing in high school, encouraged by his English teacher. Throughout his high school days he was a sports writer for the Cranford Times, in Cranford New Jersey.
On more than one occasion, although under age, the youth passed for eighteen and so was able to get a summer job as a seaman on an oil tanker. He spent many months as a deck hand traveling between Bayonne, New Jersey and various Gulf seaports.
College vacations were spent as a Waterfront Director and Sailing Instructor in East Hampton, Long Island summer camps.
He was an editor, writer, and cartoonist for his college newspaper, The Montclarion, at Montclair University, in Montclair, New Jersey. His short fiction appeared regularly in The Quarterly, a literary magazine.
A feature editor, restaurant reviewer and food critic, he wrote for The Palisadan, a newspaper in Palisades Park, New Jersey. During that time he penned non-fiction about boating safety for the American Red Cross and for a national magazine, Motorboating and Sailing Magazine. An on-going project was writing film scripts of scientific educational nature for the Saudi Arabian government and American films for Denoyer-Geppert, USA.
Owner and skipper of a twenty-three foot sloop, he has sailed the Florida Keys out of Islamorada and made frequent solo trips to the Bahamas.
At present, the financial advisor and investment counselor enjoys sailing out of his home port of Palm Beach as a crew member on boats of his friends, and may return to complete a Ph.d. in Communications. He will never again set foot inside a submarine.
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