Author Relives Times Overseas with Poems and Sea Stories

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New Engaging Book is a Collection of Poems and Short stories of an ex-US Navy Officer

Taking readers aboard a ship of memories, author James B. Rudd relives his unforgettable days as a US Navy officer and peppers some insight in a book released through Xlibris. Poems and Sea Stories is a highly moving collection of literary pieces that reminds of the good ole days and celebrates the bliss of today.

Penning down over fifty pieces of riveting poetry and short stories, Rudd, in this book, taps the corners of his mind to relive sweet memories of his adventures. Through rhyme and rhythm, he compels readers to ponder on life, to appreciate nature, and to be grateful about today’s rewards. This unique anthology is divided into four parts, all of which tell different facets of life. The poem “The Mimosa” speaks of a young love that has faded yet never forgotten through time. Deeply melancholic, “The Dead Tree” is about the beauty that can be seen in the absence of it. “The Australian Destroyer Captain” is a witty short story of the author’s unforgettable encounter with a ship captain.

Thought provoking and at times humorous, Poems and Sea Stories is a special collection that will never fail to entertain, comfort, and inspire both young and the young at heart. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
James B. Rudd was raised on a small farm in Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma University then became a US Navy Officer. He spent two years in combat in Vietnam, followed by a year of shore duty in the Philippines. Then he went to Naples, Italy, and was a Special Intelligence Analyst and aide to the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Southern Europe. After leaving the Navy, he got a Masters degree in International Business. Rudd traveled to more than forty countries over the next decade and was the president of an international company. Rudd left the business world, obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, and did counseling for a few years. The author is now retired in a little house in the woods in Roanoke, Virginia, with three spoiled shelter dogs who keep him busy.

Poems and Sea Stories * by James B. Rudd
Publication Date: December 10, 2009
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 84 pages; 978-1-4415-4881-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at


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