FINALIST, 2015 FOREWORD REVIEWS INDIEFAB BOOK OF THE YEAR (WAR & MILITARY)!
WINNER OF THE 2015 MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (MWSA) GOLD MEDAL FOR MEMOIR!
SAILOR MAN is an examination of the combat service of James Preston Nunnally, an underage enlistee aboard the USS Fuller in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Popularly known as the “Queen of Attack Transports,” the Fuller received a wartime high nine battle stars for participation in that number of invasions. Nunnally was a crew member for seven of those actions (Bougainville, Saipan, Tinian, Peleliu, the Philipinnes-twice, and Okinawa). It is primarily based on letters Nunnally wrote to his son four decades after the events occurred in an attempt to explain why he had abandoned his son and digressed into a life of alcoholism. In addition to Nunnally’s letters, other documents are used, such as a semi-official accounts of the Fuller’s actions written in 1945, and interviews with Nunnally’s son and sister.
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“What sets SAILOR MAN apart, making it an invaluable addition to the canon of World War II, is that it also reveals the lesser known dark side—the psychological trauma so many of these brave young men experienced as a result of their repeated encounters with the horror of war—what we now call Post Traumatic Stress. SAILOR MAN is a book that must be read and shared.”
—Dwight Jon Zimmerman, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and President of the Military Writers Society of America
“SAILOR MAN is the compelling and emotional story about one World War II veteran who never made it back to normal. This book describes the personal cost of war paid by one man and his family, and it will break your heart—especially if you are a child of a combat veteran.”
—Joyce Faulkner, award-winning author of In the Shadow of Suribachi
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