The story of HMS Venomous

I would rate this as being up in the same class as ‘The Cruel Sea’ for a picture of small ship life in World War 2.

Cdr Alastair Wilson RN (Ret) writing in the Naval Review

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Author signed copies of
A Hard Fought Ship

from the author

The definitive hardback edition of A Hard Fought Ship will be published in the USA on the 23 May 2017 - details will be posted on this web page.
John Rodgaard will carry a small stock of the new edition and can supply author signed copies on request - see details below.

You can buy author signed copies of A Hard Fought Ship from the author, Captain John Rodgaard USN (Ret), who lives with his wife Dr Judy Pearson at Burke in northern Virginia. Payment is by PayPal, credit card or cheque via Judy's company, Motivational Strategies. 

The Cost - including post and packaging in the USA - is $40

For Payment by PayPal, first email your order to Dr. Judy Pearson at judypear@cox.net
Then go to PayPal and make payment to Motivational Strategies, Inc. Once your payment has cleared PayPal, your order will be mailed to you.

For Payment by Credit Card, telephone Dr. Judy Pearson at Motivational Strategies,   703-731-3717. If you reach a recording, leave a message. Captain Rodgaard will return your call.

For payment by cheque, cheques should be payable to Motivational Strategies and sent to, Captain John Rodgaard in care of 6089 Guildhall Court, Burke, Virginia 22015. Please enclose a note stating that you are purchasing A Hard Fought Ship. Include your email address and or your telephone number, and you will be notified when your purchase has been shipped.

"The book does a splendid job of giving the reader a sense of what it was like to serve on a small, long-serving destroyer."
Dr Thomas C. Hone, Naval Historical Foundation's Blog, February 2013.


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