"The larger source of the USS Nevada’s historical information in this joint venture is basically from Charles T. Sehe, who served his navy career on this ship. The coauthor, Wren, received Sehe’s many hand-penned paged memoirs and endeavored to place them in proper order. To aid in telling the full story, other sources are listed and so noted. Sehe’s shipmates and marines on board the USS Nevada also added their recollections. Thereby their stories are not lost. Rarely does history report on what happened to the crews whose ships were sunk in the Pearl Harbor attack. Was there truly an early warning given is answered in this book as well as one report from a civilian whose linens offered comfort to oil-smudged survivors. Other information sources are cited in the text of the readings.
The battleships have become obsolete and now serve as museums in many American seaports. The air attack by the Japanese 275 miles from Pearl Harbor lessened the need to be in gun range. The aircraft carrier, the nuclear cruiser, and radar now serve what the U.S. Navy will need in the future wars. The USS Nevada crew and officers feel their ship not only served faithfully during a war but also lent her strength and ironsides to provide a floating laboratory for better understanding of needs in a nuclear war. This book is an effort to bring the USS Nevada forward for recognition.
About USNR (Ret) , Charles T. Sehe, PhD LCDR L. Peter Wren
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Published April 14, 2008
Biographies & Memoirs, War, History.