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A Call for Preservation!



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"Kaiten" available in hardcover, ebook, and audio at book sellers everywhere, such as Amazon.com.

In November 1944, the U.S. Navy fleet lay at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, deep in the Pacific Ocean, when the oiler USS Mississinewa erupted in a ball of flames. Japan’s secret weapon, the Kaiten—a manned suicide submarine—had succeeded in its first mission.
In Kaiten, Michael Mair and Joy Waldron tell the full story from both sides, from the strategic importance of the USS Mississinewa to newly revealed secrets of the Kaiten development and training schools. U.S. Navy survivors recount their gripping experiences in the wake of the attack, as well as the harrowing recovery efforts that came later. Japanese pilots reveal their terrifying experiences training to die for their country and Emperor, never knowing when their moment of doom would come. 363 pages

Vist USSMississinewa.com to see more details about this little known WWII event.

Cover image of Blackmail by Rick Campbell

Go to Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or CostCo to get Rick Campbell's novels, The Trident Deception, Empire Rising, and Ice Station Nautilus, and now, Blackmail.

A native of Cocoa, Florida, Rick attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and spent over thirty years in the Navy. His tours of duty include four nuclear powered submarines, the Pentagon, and the Undersea Weapons Program Office. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch its twenty-four nuclear warhead-tipped missiles.

NEW as of 19June2017
If you'd like to attend a Blackmail release party or Books & Beer event this summer, click on the link to RSVP to attend.

July 1:MARYLAND - Rockville(Rockville Barnes & Noble at noon, party at Millers Ale House)
July 8:WASHINGTON - Silverdale (Kitsap Mall Barnes & Noble at noon, party at Yacht Club Broiler)
July 22:FLORIDA - Melbourne (West Melbourne Barnes & Noble at noon, party at La Vela)
BOOKS & BEER (Socialize afterwards at a nearby pub - the beer is on me!)
Jun 27:VIRGINIA - Richmond (The Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m., social at Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant)
July 1:MARYLAND - Annapolis (Annapolis Barnes & Noble at 6 p.m., social at Chesapeake Brew Pub)
July 2:VIRGINIA - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Promenade Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m., social at Dogfish Head Ale House)
July 9:WASHINGTON - Seattle (Northgate Mall Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m., social at Ram Restaurant and Brewery)
July 15:GEORGIA - St. Marys (St. Marys Museum Fundraiser at 6 p.m., social at museum)
July 16:FLORIDA - Jacksonville (St. Johns Town Center Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m., social at Blackfinn Ameripub)
July 23:FLORIDA - Tampa (213 N Dale Mabry Hwy Barnes & Noble) at 2 p.m., social at Press Box Sports Emporium)
July 29:HAWAII - Honolulu (Ala Moana Barnes & Noble at noon, social at Mai Tai Bar)
Aug 10:CONNECTICUT -Mystic (Bank Square Books at 6:30 p.m., social to follow - the beer and wine will be there!)
Aug 12:RHODE ISLAND - Newport (Middletown Barnes & Noble at 5:30 p.m., social at Newport Storm Brewery)
Aug 19:CALIFORNIA - San Diego (Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore at 2 p.m, social at the Blarney Stone Pub)
Aug 20:CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles/Orange (Book Carnival at 2 p.m., social at The Wall)
Aug 26:VIRGINIA - Virginia Beach (4485 Virginia Beach Blvd Barnes & Noble at noon, social at Yard House)
Oct 14:FLORIDA - Vero Beach Book Center at 1 p.m., social at TBD

Visit Rick's author's page


King Of The Tankers Book 

King of the Oilers: The Story of the U.S.S. Chiwawa, AO-68

To purchase a copy of this book about the USS Chiwawa (AO-68), click here
Questions? Contact author Jon Strupp, at j_strupp@hotmail.com

Click here to visit Naval Warships Reunion site
Naval Warships Reunion Page
Click here to visit Tanker Memorial Page
Click here to visit Seawaves
Click here to visit Navy Veterans of the United States of America
NAVetsUSA Home Port
Click here to visit the Naval History & Photography site
Click here to visit the National Chief Petty Officer's Association
Click here to visit the Wikkipedia's Shellback information
Click here to wisit the US Navy Replenishment Ships Site
Click here to visit the Mariners' Museum
Click here to visit the T2 Tanker page
Click here to visit the Oiler Museum Display and a historical preservation request

A Call for Preservation!
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Last modified: 19June2017 rf