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From: Carrollton, GA USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 02-23-2011 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently ran across a novel set on the USS Hornet in the days before and leading up to the Apollo 11 recovery. It's called "Gracie's Ghost: The Haunting" by Frederick Loeb (Amazon). The description reads as follows:
An accidental spiritual quest. A funny romantic tragedy. A behind-the-scenes story of the U.S.S. Hornet CVS-12 and the Apollo 11 recovery. Steeg Patterson believed in three things: God, Country, and Gracie Ofterdahl's love...
I received the book in yesterday's mail and plan to read it within a few days. I contacted the author and ordered it directly from him and he inscribed it for me. Turns out Loeb was stationed aboard the Hornet back in the 60s. He did lots of research and went to great lengths to get the details of his fictional backstory right. Hey, how many novels are out there set on the Hornet during the days of Apollo 11?


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From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 02-23-2011 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know, but I'm sure interested in what you have to say about the book. It sounds fun.

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