The Man inthe Yellow Raft Author:C.S. Forester Pinnacle Books (c) 1962 — Publication date April 1976 — THE MAN IN THE YELLOW RAFT is a collection of eight stories about the American destroyer Boon and the men who served on her during WW II. The stories have a point: they remind us that courage and clear-thinking in the midst of great danger go hand in hand and are the keys to survival. Not onl... more »y is cowardice disgraceful, it is frequently lethal.
This is a nostalgic and compelling picture of men at war, serving the United States Navy during World War II. Here is all the excitement that C. S. Forester fans have come to expect, and what's more, a brilliant display of the author's special love of the sea and his impressive knowledge of seamanship and advanced navel warfare. You are witness to courage and discipline amid great danger and the ever-present threat of death.
With disarming insight into the laughter and pain, Spartan discomfort, monotony, lack of privacy, and never-ending threats that make war what is, C. S. Forester steers a tight course for the truth and a bright course of action and entertainment. This is a great collection, showing once more that Forester talent for telling a fine story and telling it well.« less