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The Devil's Ashpit: and other Tales of Ascension Island
The world’s interest in tiny Ascension Island, some 5,000 miles downrange from Cape Canaveral, Florida, began when the Lords of the Admiralty established a garrison on the island to thwart any attempts to rescue Napoleon from the island’s closest neighbor, St Helena. One giant leap occurred 151 years later, when NASA built the Devil’s Ashpit tracking station to support ...more
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published June 25th 2014
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Jan 11, 2017 Calzean rated it did not like it
Disappointing - there was a little about Ascension Island, it's history and geography. But the only tales were the author's story of his work, diving, wife, boredom and how much money they were making. Since it was written about his three years spent on Ascension in the late 1970s, the book was also showing its age.