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Billy's War

Billy's War

by James C. McKay

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In Billy's War, James C. McKay, the prominent Washington attorney (first in his class at Georgetown University Law School who, as special prosecutor under the Reagan Administration, investigated Attorney General Edwin Meese in the Wedtech pipeline scandal), has written a semi-autobiographical novel, taking us from a Maryland farm boy's first unworldly days at Cornell University's Agricultural College to the command of a warship during one of the most critical battles of World War II—the first Allied invasion of Europe against the might of Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy.

A coming of age tale in a world on the brink of war, McKay's prose is heartwarming and honest as we follow Billy from small town innocence to confront the cynical elitism of wealth and privilege in the Ivy League halls of academia. Then to constant danger and sudden death on the decks of a warship in the midst of a historic battle against one of the worst threats to humanity in modern times.

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BN ID: 2940016660424
Publisher: Eio Books
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jim McKay grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from Cornell University in 1938. His four-year service in the U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II included commanding officer of a 175-foot patrol craft in the Mediterranean. After the war, he attended Georgetown University Law School at night, receiving an LLB in 1947 and an honorary LLD in 1989. He engaged in civil and criminal trial work for more than 50 years, including service as an Assistant United States Attorney, and as an independent counsel, charged with investigating high-level officials of the United States Government.

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