Smith, Waldo E. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.
Title THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.
Publisher Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961, first edition.
Seller ID 23936
197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited fo rce for those whose lives were hardend by discomfort, exposure to cold and wet, wretched food, medical neglect and harsh discipline. Chaplains with insight came to understand the Navy's own moral code and used it to build upon. On some ship s t h e y were welcomed. On others they had to overcome indifference and, sometimes, open hostility. Waldo Smith recaptures here the flavour of this rugged bygone era." Cigarette odor, moderate browning to edges of text block, three tiny stains o n t op o f t ext block, very light edge wear, light browning on end apers, light browning on top/bottom edges of boards and on spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has old price sticker on front panel, light browning - mainly on sp in e a nd fla p- fo lds, several small pieces missing at edges, a few small tears archivally taped, faint small water stain at bottom inside edge of front panel. Good+/Good-