Riding on Luck  by Rex A. Knight

Specifications: Riding on Luck by Rex A. Knight

This paperback consists of 256 pages and it's dimensions (in inches) are: 

 0.68 x 10.10 x 7.62 The publisher is Hellgate Press Hellgate Press, ISBN: 1555715516 

Hellgate Press Direct Link: http://www.psi-research.com/hellgate/books/5516.html

Email Mr. Knight:   knightra@peoplepc.com


Editorial Reviews:

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USS Lang- Commissioned  30 March 1939

USS Lang being towed from Kearny Shipyard to her commissioning on 30 March 1939

The "Lucky Lang", July 19, 2001
Reviewer: Hal K. Allm from Lawton, Oklahoma USA
I fully enjoyed this book as it told a very detailed story of a ship and its exploits with only a little of the crewmen that were on it. It brought back many memories of the duties that were required of the crew to keep it in top shape so that it could remain at its designated stations and accomplish the work that was given it to perform. I am not mentioned in this book directly but could reflect on the duties that were required of my rate all throughout the book. It is an outstanding description not only of the Lang and its accomplishments but is also a reflection on all of the 'TIN CANS" that participated in the engagements of the fight for our freedoms.

Factual history of fine WWII destroyer, July 1, 2001
Reviewer: Ray Novak  from Corvallis, Oregon USA

Having served on the USS LANG DD399 for 5 years minus 16 days before and during WWII I can honestly say that Mr. Knight has captured the feelings, character and essence of the life of a "destroyer sailor" during WWII. It is truly an interesting "real life" story of a fine ship and the sailors who sailed and fought her, the many trials, tribulations and successes have been recorded for history by Mr. Knight.

Really good and accurate piece of history, May 3, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

My father was a crewmember on this ship, and attending some of the yearly reunions, I heard a lot about the crews personal experiences, (some of which change a little through the years) from the crew. Mr. Knight's book put these 'sea stories' in perspective for me. His book is easy to read and understand. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the 'Tin Can Navy' and how they coped with life during World War II.

Review of Author Rex A. Knight's exhibit "America's Personal War: The Pacific In 1942" by Carol Johnson, Times Mail Staff Writer, Bedford, IN

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