By James C. McKay
A coming of age story in a global near to battle, McKay's prose is heartwarming and sincere as we stick to Billy from small city innocence to confront the cynical elitism of wealth and privilege within the Ivy League halls of academia. Then to consistent chance and surprising loss of life at the decks of a warship in the course of a ancient conflict opposed to one of many worst threats to humanity in glossy times.
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