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Dont Go Near The Water

(1956)
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At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II. It follows the adventures of a group of young officers in the public relations sector of the Navy - described as commissioned without the corrupting influence of any intervening naval training - as they face wartime adversities with comic ingenuity. For these mariners, the Navy's immortal motto, "Don't Give Up the Ship" had become "Don't Go Near the Water." In combining a colorful cast of characters with absurd situations, the author has created a high-spirited tale of naval service that has appealed to generations of readers since it was first published in 1956.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 1956 : Hardback
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Title: Don't Go Near the Water
Author(s): William Brinkley
ISBN: 9997405064 / 978-9997405067
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
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Paperback Editions

March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Don't Go Near the Water
Author(s): William Brinkley
ISBN: 1-59114-093-5 / 978-1-59114-093-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naval Inst Pr
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November 1957 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Don't Go Near the Water
Author(s): William Brinkley
ISBN: 0-451-01458-8 / 978-0-451-01458-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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