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Hull-Down for Action dustjacket

Hull-Down for Action

by Armstrong Sperry
Illustrated by Armstrong Sperry

Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1945

From the dustjacket:

In the jungles and unexplored valleys of Guadelcanal, among primitive South Pacific tribes, Judd Anders and his three companions play a dangerous game in this fast-moving adventure story by the author of Lost Lagoon.

A mutiny on his boat, The Island Queen, leaves Judd and his three friends adrift on a raft in the Pacific. It was two grueling weeks of sun and thirst and hunger before they landed on Guadalcanal. There were Judd; Ken, a landlubber who never knew when he was licked; Cork, eighteen and tough as hemp; and Terii, with native Samoan knowledge at his fingertips.

The four become mixed up with Japs*, native tribes, and the British Intelligence before the rousing climax which gives them all the revenge they want -- and more, too.

Armstrong Sperry spent two years wandering in the South Seas, in the region about which he writes this genuine and exciting story.


* Note from the Webweaver: Use of this term to refer to people from Japan is regarded as unacceptable today, but this book was written over fifty years ago, during a time when the United States was at war with Japan, and as such, the use of this term must be taken in context.



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