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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Hello Message Board

I am sorry to sound like a broken record (forgvive me) but I wanted you guys to know that Amazon.com has my book BUILDING THE PT BOATS in stock. I am so glad that out of stock message has been taken off. I hope that those of you who ordered the book get it soon, and those who will be ordering get it quicker............


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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For your convience, the Book is also for sale at Barnes and Noble on their web site.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Price has been reduced at Amazon.com as I suspect it should at Barnes and Noble. I have not heard from anyone who has ordered the book except Al Ross and Will Day. Have you guys that ordered the books got them yet?


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CJ Willis

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Frank: I received my book a couple of days ago. Read it last night. Great pictures which tells the story well of how the boats were built. Glad to add it to my P.T. memorabila. Thanks

C. J. Willis

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Frank, I received my book last week. Missed the price cut, but oh well.

Your compilation of photos is truly a significant contribution to the preservation of PT boat history, and with the inclusion of Higgins and Huckins is a remarkably comprehensive review of PT boat construction. Well done!

Please note that your Figure 87 (page 96) notation states Others in the photo are various members of Elco, wose names are unknown -- The man standing in the front row 2nd from right with arms crossed is Alfred Bill Fleming, Elco's noted naval architect who is generally credited with developing the graceful lines of the Elco 80'. Over his right shoulder, seated behind him, is Burns Darsie, who, among other accomplishments, was the inventor of the Thunderbolt gun system. I'll try to learn names of the others.

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Building The PT Boats
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Frank J. Andruss, Sr.


This is a new book relating to PT boats. It covers an aspect of the history of these boats that has not been really covered in the past.

The book covers the three firms in the construction of PT boats, Elco, Higgins and Huckins. It covers the histories of each company and some of the personalities as well. For instance, I never knew that Mr. Huckins made the claim that his design saved the PT boat program. I found that to be very interesting.

Additionally, I was not aware that John D. Bulkeleys father was Elcos oldest employee at seventy-six, for that matter, I was not aware that the senior Bulkeley was even alive at that time, so that was educational for me.

But, the main aspects of the book are the photos. All of them are germane to the topic of the book and show very interesting interior views of the boats. I liked seeing the engine room photos of the Huckins prototype PT boat. Photos of any of the Huckins boats are rare anyway.

The book does contain a few errors in its photo captions, but on the whole, it is a very good book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in PT Boats.

Its available through Nimble books at www.nimblebooks.com and through Amazon at www.amazon.com and other online sources.



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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CJ, Ed and Garth

Thank you so much for ordering the book and for the kind words on my frst try at producing a book. CJ, if you can would you E-Mail me at mosquitofleet@comcast.net


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hey Frank,
I ordered the book on Amazon 3 days ago and it should arrive this Saturday. I will be mailing it to you for that signature! I cant wait to see it. Jerry

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Hey Frank, I will trade you your choice of cookbooks for a pt book!!! Hey, give it a thought. I have my barbecue book, my NASCAR tailgate book. My Tennessee Homestyle Cookbook, Texas, Georgia and a few kids books!

BY the way Amazon brings up two other authors named Kent Whitaker when you search my name. One is a baby doctor and the other wrote about a family murder. That guy was on Oprah. After her was on the show I saw a spike in sales. So I guess its not a bad thing.

See ya - Kent

I am a proud Army Strong Dad who has a deep appreciation for all who serve and have served our country.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Hi Kent

Lets see, a PT Boat Building Book for a Cookbook. Sorry, I have no more complimentary books to give out. Kent, your just going to have to purchase one, and I promise, it's worth the price. Hope all is well.........


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