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Nathaniel Benchley
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A Necessary End

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A young man's diary reveals the fears, frustrations, and humor which filled his three years in the Navy during World War II.
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Published 1995 by Carlton Books Limited (first published 1976)
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At seventeen Ralph Bowers is serving aboard a Coast Guard sub-chaser as a signalman. Midway in World War II, the ship is transferred from its duties patrolling the Atlantic coast to duties in the Pacific transversing the Panama Canal. Ralph's adventures are told in journal form.
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Born in Newton, Massachusetts to a literary family, he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley (1889-1945), the noted American writer, humorist, critic, actor, and one of the founders of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City.

Nathaniel Benchley was the highly-respected author of many children's/juvenile books that provided learning for the youthful readers with stories of various a
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