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    Kindle edition of *Where Away: A Modern Odyssey* (1944) by George Sessions Perry and Isabel Leighton. Very fine account of the travails of the light cruiser USS Marblehead and its crew, who were bombed by Japanese forces and almost sunk in one of the first Pacific naval battles of WWII. Over the course of several months, the crew were able to sail the severely damaged vessel to New York, via (among other stops) Ceylon, South Africa and Brazil - - a journey of about 16,000 miles.
    I just read this to my husband; he dashed away to hunt for it online. Thanks for the tip.
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ...” —St. Augustine

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