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1 MAGUIRE, William A. WILSON, Barry, foreword Rig for Church : The Thrilling Life Story of a Navy Chaplain. 3rd printing
Macmillan, New York, 1942, 
MAGUIRE, William A. Rig for Church. New York: Macmillan Co., 1942. Third Printing. Pp.(6), vii-xiv,(2),1-251,(5), + portait frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed a light blue. The American naval chaplain's memoirs. William Augustus Maguire (b. December 31, 1890, Hornelville (Hornel) , Steuben County, N.Y. - Sep. 13, 1953, London, England). Dj subtitle : The Thrilling Life Story of aNavy Chaplain. "'Rig for Church' is the trilling life story of a chaplain in the United States Navy, now Fleet Chaplain of the Pacific Fleet. It is the story of a lifetime replete with adventure and travel, danger faced withcourage, devotion to duty and companionship with the men in the service. W hen the Unites States entered the First World War, William Maguire began his service as a chaplain. He was aboard ship on convoy duty of the coast of Brittany, ministered to the survivors of the merchant ship Florence H., blown up in Quiberon Bay, and was with the Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow. Continuing his odyssey with the United States Navy, he traveled around a troubled world and gives a fascinating, first hand account of events and places whichhave contributed so much to recent world-shaking history - in China, the P hilippines and Turkey. His story closes with an intimate account of the never-to-be-forgotten attack on Pearl Harbor - where he carried out his duty as an officer and chaplain in the United States Navy, in the full glory of its tradition." from the dustjacket [dj not with this copy]. Foreword by Barry Wilson. Chapters : 1. Up Anchor; 2. Under Way; 3. I Knew Europe When - ;4. War Zone; 5. Fouth of July; 6. Assistant to the Pastor; 7. Boot Chaplai n; 8. The U.S.S. Maine; 9. We Join the Grand Fleet; 10. Base Chaplain, Brest; 11. The Florence H.; 12. A Son of Saint Francis; 13. I Rejoin the Fleet ; 14. The Army Nurse; 15. Rolling Down to Rio; 16. Shore Duty; 17. Turkish Waters; 18. The Captain's Medal; 19. Full Honors; 20. A Visit to Almeria; 21. Sky Pilot; 22. Rendezvous in the Sun; 23. New York; 24. A Cruise in the Arkansas; 25. The Odessa Portrait; 26. A Cheer for the Pope; 27. China Bound; 28. The 'Asiatics'; 29. The Good Shepherd of Chefoo; 30. Tolerance in China; 31. Boxing in Bangkok; 32. Making a Book; 33. Home Again; 34. Aloha; 35. December Seventh [in Pearl Harbor]. With index. A bit musty, foxing to pastedowns and first few leaves, some light edgewear, else vg. 15.00

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