Free Read [Poetry Book] Ï Red Sky in Morning - by Patrick Culhane ↠


  • Title: Red Sky in Morning
  • Author: Patrick Culhane
  • ISBN: 9780060892555
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover

  • It s 1943, World War II is well under way, and Ensign Peter Maxwell is enjoying easy days in San Diego as base choir director and warm nights with his new bride, Kay But there s a war out there waiting to be fought, and Pete wants to be part of it.When a request comes up for officers on an ammo ship prophetically named after Pete s Iowa hometown, Liberty Hill , newly proIt s 1943, World War II is well under way, and Ensign Peter Maxwell is enjoying easy days in San Diego as base choir director and warm nights with his new bride, Kay But there s a war out there waiting to be fought, and Pete wants to be part of it.When a request comes up for officers on an ammo ship prophetically named after Pete s Iowa hometown, Liberty Hill , newly promoted Lieutenant Maxwell and the rest of his vocal quartet, the Fantail Four, volunteer The duty they pull is dangerous even for wartime the young officers find themselves in charge of a ship of largely untrained African American sailors who hail from big city ghettoes, Dixie farms, and all ports in between.As the racially tense Liberty Hill Victory pulls into San Francisco s Port Chicago, the crew witnesses a horrific explosion that paints the sky red In the wake of a mutiny by the port s surviving black sailors, protesting unsafe conditions, the Liberty Hill must step in to load ammo This difficult task is made nearly impossible for the Fantail Four by a racist captain who would love to see the colored crew and his college boy officers fail But when Lieutenant Maxwell finds an ally in seaman Sarge Washington, a former cop from the Black Belt of Chicago, the deadly job gets done, if not without incident They then sail into two violent storms a literal typhoon that could put them on the ocean s floor if their cargo doesn t blow them to hell and gone first, and a figurative one when a white officer is found brutally murdered in Shaft Alley, the very bottom of the ship where the drive shaft turns the propeller And in the midst of a vast ocean and a wider war, a farm boy from Iowa and a tough cop from the ghetto must combine forces to stop a vengeful murderer who threatens to ignite their floating powder keg.
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    Commentaires:

    Bonnie
    Red Sky in Morning is one of the best World War 11 novels I have read. The novel opens in San Diego where Ensign Peter Maxwell and his new bride are starting married life with him directing the choir and feeling guilty for not being more active in the war. When he sees a posting for four officers to serve on an ammo ship, he talks his three friends, the Fantail Four quartet, into applying. They discover the duty involves being in charge of a ship of largely untrained African American sailors who [...]

    Susan
    It's 1943, World War II is well under way, and Ensign Peter Maxwell is enjoying easy days in San Diego as base choir director and warm nights with his new bride, Kay. But there's a war out there waiting to be fought, and Pete wants to be part of it.When a request comes up for officers on an ammo ship (prophetically named after Pete's Iowa hometown, Liberty Hill), newly promoted Lieutenant Maxwell and the rest of his vocal quartet, the Fantail Four, volunteer. The duty they pull is dangerous even [...]

    Barbara
    A pretty good story -- an action thriller set in WWII on an ammo ship with a black crew and white officers. This is a galley copy so I'll excuse the editing errors, but the whole thing was a little amateurish. I was surprised to see Culhane is really Max Allan Collins who has some legit credits. I thought it was a good debut novel by an inexperienced writer. Hmmm.

    D.G.
    This book is really more historical fiction than a mystery. It's an excellent portrayal of a segregated ship during World War II with a mystery thrown in as the climax of the story (the murder happens in the last part of the book.) Although it wasn’t what I was expecting, I still enjoyed it tremendously. This is a book about men (there’s only one important female character), racial relations, sexual orientation and war. With that combination of themes, no wonder one of the characters called [...]

    Randy
    Patrick Culhane is, of course, Max Allan Collins. In the afterword, he notes that it's based partially on conversations with his father, who was a white officer on a ship crewed by African-Americans during WW II.Of course he wasn't involved in a murder investigation.Ensign Peter Maxwell had an easy life in the early years of the war. His talents as a musician and singer kept him stateside and involved with a Navy choir and a singing group with three friends called the Fantail Four.The novel inco [...]

    LJ
    First Sentence: Ensign Peter Maxwell came slowly awake, teased by the expanse of ocean Shimmering with morning sun out the bay window of the studio apartment.Peter Maxwell is tired of desk assignments and, along with three of his friends, wants to be part of the war, so they put in for sea duty on the first ship they can. They didn’t expect to be assigned to a munitions ship with a primarily black crew and bigoted captain and officers. When one of Maxwell’s friends is murdered, it’s up to [...]

    David
    This is a good story, a bit predictable, but quite suspenseful, nevertheless. The story centers on race relations on board an ammunition ship during World War II. An all-black crew is led by a very bigoted white captain, and four white commissioned officers. A few bigoted white non-commissioned officers also help to make the ship a virtual "powder keg". A murder is committed on board the ship, and a white officer and a black seaman--a police detective in civilian life--team up to solve the myste [...]

    Jennifer
    I don't know what made me pick up this book, perhaps in error? It's a WW II Navy story about a newly married young man with musical talents. He and his Navy quartet decide to join the war efforts just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But they make a pact to stay together so sign up for a ship that will haul ammo. As it turns out all officers are white, but the crew is African-Americans. They must learn to trust one another in order to work safely together. The story was interesting but the lan [...]

    Jim
    The name Patrick Culhane is a pseudonym for mystery writer Max Allan Collins. I like his writing style and that his stories are based on thorough research. This one uses the author's father's experiences in the Navy in World War II as the basis of the story. A murder is committed on board an ammunition ship in the Pacific and ensign Peter Maxwell has to solve the crime. Complicating matters is that the crew is African-American and the captain is a racist.

    Mark
    Always a fan of Max Collins, especially his Nate Heller series the author's suggestion, I've started his books under the pseudonym Patrick Culhane and enjoyed them bothThe story is loosely based on Collins' dad's experiences in command of a Liberty Ship manned by an all-negro staff with a little murder mystery thrown inFUN SUMMER READ!!!

    Jessica
    Takes a while to get moving, but plenty of solid history about the profound color barriers in the armed services during WWII.

    Peter
    I liked this book a lot. A pithy story of war, friendship and racial bigotry in the 40's, with a nice little mystery towards the end

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