THERE'S NO LIFE LIKE NAVY LIFE!
where a man can get into Annapolis by acting as
"captain of the
where a man can win a night club in a crap game;...
where a man can throw a "schmootzle"* and have 500 gorgeous debutantes as his guests...
where a man can get orders to go out and learn about women ...and further
orders not to come back
without the evidence!!!
a snooty, white-tie-and-tails kind of party that everyone tries lo crash ...and can't!
About The Author
The cold facts: William J. Lederer,
Captain, USN; born New York city, 1912; various city
high schools; newspaper reporter; enlisted in navy to
get an education, 1930; Naval Academy, 1932-36; steady
advancement; and until late summer, 1950, chief of
magazine and book division, office of public information,
department of defense. At present Captain Lederer is stationed in, Hawaii.
More to the point is his secretary's comment:
"All I know is that he's always in 16 different
kinds of trouble and always wiggles out in a blaze of
glory. He stutters, and enjoys it. He cured himself but
relapsed because he found that people listened more carefully when he stuttered."
It should be added that they listen because what Lederer has to say is a wonderful story, as
readers of Collier's, Saturday evening post and Reader's
Digest already know.