Garden City, N.Y. : International Collectors Library, c1951.
iv, 498 p. ; 22 cm

This book is the account of a well-to-do man who serves on a minesweeper during World War Two, describing the events on the Navy ship Caine and what ultimately led the first mate, Lieutenant Maryk, a man with little schooling or experience, to take command of the vessel from Captain Queeg and the subsequent court-martial of Maryk.