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New book is a compelling memoir that captures a life well lived amid the most turbulent times in history.

Xlibris, the leading self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from World War II. In this engaging book, author Dolph Brostrom takes readers aboard a ship of memories.

Brostrom’s carefree adolescent years in California were suddenly altered by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Shocked and filled with concern and disbelief, he and his friends later enlisted in the armed services. That was the beginning of his fascinating life in the U.S. Navy. He relives years that were adventurous, colorful, turbulent, sometimes sober and sometimes hilarious. Through vivid narration, Brostrom collects in this release narratives that range from the end of the Great Depression and the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the end of World War II. It chronicles the events—as seen through the eyes of the young Brostrom—of the Big Band Era and of his service with Ship Repair AD 40 in New Caledonia and other parts of the South Pacific. His experiences and adventures in Australia captivate you as you meet the hearty and courageous people he encountered. With the enemy just off their shores, the Australians and the United States formed enduring bonds of friendship.    

Backed up with nostalgic photographs, maps and illustrations, One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from World War II documents one man’s incredible journey of friendship, brotherhood, romance, and patriotism. It rivets readers with a celebration of the life well lived amid turmoil. This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Dolph Brostrom was born in New Castle, Australia in 1921. He was working in the shipyards and attending college part time when his world was shattered by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He decided to join the Navy and served until the end of World War II. After the war, he joined the Fire Department in Oakland, California, but was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict and served with Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VP-871 IN Japan and Korea.

After this period of service was over, Brostrom finished his career with the Oakland fire department. During this time and afterwards, he was involved in real estate investing, importing opals, and sorties into mining. Brostrom had been married twice, raised five children, and helped with two grandchildren. He currently lives in Carlsbad, California, and enjoys traveling, politics, and fishing. He is so enthused about the response to his first book that he has already begun his second.

One Sailor's Journey * by Dolph Brostrom
Tales from World War II
Publication Date: October 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4535-3181-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4535-3182-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-3183-9

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. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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