Playing for Time
Lulu.com, Aug 27, 2008 - 302 pages
Subtitled: War on an Asiatic Fleet Destroyer. The author's memoir of his service as an officer on board the destroyer USS Stewart (DD-224) of the Asiatic Fleet from before the war through its abandonment in a dry dock in Java in February 1942, also serving as a history of the ship's wartime service, including as a patrol boat in the Japanese Navy. The author also provides a history of the Asiatic Fleet during that time period when it was part of the naval forces that stopped the Japanese juggernaut on their southward expansion in the Pacific. 302 pages, 37 photos, bibliography.