The Seventh Cruise by Karl L. Steward
December 7, 1941, an unprepared and pacifist America is suddenly thrown into
World War II. Young men and women from every corner of the USA leave their homes
and schools for military service or jobs in the newly developing war industries.
In West Virginia, See Bird Carpenter, Choctaw legend, must advise and try to
prepare his young grandson, Stu Carter, for what is to come before the young man
embarks on a long, four year, two ocean war.
Other young men, both
American and Japanese, hear their nations calling and abandon their college
classrooms for combat flight training. American farm girls leave for the city
factories to do their part for the war effort. When Stu meets Maggie while on
liberty sparks fly. But can love survive the brutality of modern war? A new
generation must grapple with issues of courage, honor, and integrity amid bombs
and cannon-fire. Their decisions shall shape the post-war world.