Under the Red Sea Sun
"This is the story of a few Americans who at a desperate time early in the war were by their country thrown into the worst hell hole on earth, and then promptly forgotten at home. There at a strategic port on the Red Sea, they were to do what little they might to assist the British, who were hanging on by their fingernails only, to keep the war from being lost till America...more
Hardcover, 500 pages
Published 1946 by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.
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Read this first for High School Summer Reading c1966 and have always remembered it fondly as being so much more engrossing than I had expected for a non-fiction book about WWII. Bought a copy years ago for nostalgia's sake and I plan to re-read it soon. So while my memory places it in the 4-star category we'll wait to see what I think of it 40-odd years later before giving it an official rating.