In Boys of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Ramsey tells the story of the Battleship through the eyes of the men who served her. After doing research about the ship at the National Archives in 2000, Ramsey spent six days helping the staff of the memorial compile a living-history archive of personal interviews conducted with the surviving crewmembers when they attended the ship’s annual reunion. She became fascinated with the stories these men told. For the next few years, she continued talking to the men to flesh out their stories. The result is this narrative about one of the most decorated American battleships in World War II, as seen through the eyes of the young sailors who matured into men while manning this floating fortress. Books are available for purchase through the Ship’s Store for signing by Ms. Ramsey.
The official book release of Uncommon Hero: The John Seagraves Story, comes to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. This book is a collection of chronicles of John Seagraves a sailor who served during World War II on Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA. David Seagraves, John’s son, authored the book in commemoration of his father’s many life challenges and accomplishments. It’s a story of a poor Southern youngster becoming a well-traveled and very successful entrepreneur. Courage replaced his lack of education, social barriers, and lowly expectations opening doors to opportunity. With an exemplary work ethic and drive to succeed, John faced obstacles during WWII with eagerness, met his sweetheart in civilian life, and found prosperity sharing his passion with the world – cooking. At the age of 85, he continues to live a vibrant life as a restaurant owner with his wife Mildred and three adult children. Come meet both John and David on this very special occasion.
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