This novel is styled as a memoir of a young man’s service in the U.S. Coast Guard during the late sixties. Based on the author’s real experiences, SEA DOG features wry, ironic humor mixed with numerous vivid Coast Guard rescue situations. Set on the Great Lakes, the book also has regional appeal for those interested in Great Lakes boating, storms and folklore. In the tradition of services novels such as Catch 22 and No Time For Sergeants, Sea Dog does for the Coast Guard what Mister Roberts did for the Navy. A coming-of-age story set during a special period of American history, Sea Dog is a realistic look at the lives of Coast Guardsmen on a Search and Rescue Station; funny, engaging and informative.
(Presa Press, 2004. 180 pages, ISBN 0-9740868-6-X, Hardcover, ISBN 0-9740868-5-1. Trade Paperback.)