Author Bruce Holdt Shares His Exciting Adventures in the US Navy in Riveting Memoir

Share Article

New book ‘Gunboats Forever’ recalls the events that happened in 1976 to a Commanding Officer aboard the USS Grand Rapids (PG-98).

News Image

Gunboats Forever” is about the best ship the Navy ever launched, a Missile Patrol Gunboat. The book is about a very exciting year on one of those Gunboats when it was home ported in Naples Italy and operated though out the Mediterranean. Grand Raids was the first US Navy ship to visit the nation of Israel.

Gunboats Forever” tell the exploits of the author and some of his exciting adventures aboard the USS Grand Rapids (PG-98), a Missile Patrol Gunboat that was home ported in Naples, Italy and operated throughout the Mediterranean.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author

Bruce Holdt is a retired U.S. naval officer. He spent thirty year in the Navy. In 2009, he became very ill with liver disease. He suffered four compression fractures of his spine and received a liver transplant. He lives and writes books from his home on a beautiful lake in northern Minnesota, USA.

Gunboats Forever * by Bruce Holdt
Publication Date: August 14, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4836-8379-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4836-8380-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8381-2

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 (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
(888) 795-4274 7879
Email >
Visit website