Smmit, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2011
"Two Tankers Down," the non-fiction story of an incredible rescue of the crews of the SS Pendleton and the SS Fort Mercer off Chatham, Cape Cod, in 1952, has moved into Kindle's number one spot for history books on the 1950s
The book, which tells the story of Bernie Webster, a Coast Guardsmen who steers his small boat on an incredible rescue, also holds down the number six Kindle spot for books in the ship histories category.
"Until the Sea Shall Free Them," also by Frump, moved into 18th place in the ship history category.
Both titles zoomed up the ranks after the U.S. Coast Guard placed them on its 2011 reading list for Coast Guard officers, enlisted men and leaders.
Another Kindle piece by Frump that assembles his non-fiction maritime articles is number 38 on Kindle's ship history list. Its title is "I Cover the Waterfront: The Non-fiction Articles of Maritime Writer Robert R. Frump 1980-2010. It includes articles on mutiny, the USS Saratoga, the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, tugboats on the Delaware River and modern day shore leave.
The rankings for "Two Tankers Down" can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Two-Tankers-Down-Small-Boat-ebook/dp/B001EQ63AK/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1311819350&sr=8-12
Frump worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1986, covering the maritime beat created by Editor Gene Roberts. Frump also was managing editor of The Journal of Commerce, Ameria's foremost maritime publication. He has written articles for Lloyd's List, Men's Journal and Africa Geographic.