Thursday, November 06, 2014

Jamie Malanowski's "Commander Will Cushing," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War by Jamie Malanowski.

The entry begins:
My book is about a little-remembered hero of the Civil War, a brash, rebellious, instinctual naval officer named Will Cushing. A midshipman at Annapolis, Will managed to so infuriate the administration with his antics and his underachievement that he was expelled on the slenderest of pretexts a mere two months before he was to graduate. Fortunately for Cushing, war broke out, and an almost fully-trained officer was too valuable a commodity to discard. The navy took him in, and soon he began developing a record that showed him to be courageous, inventive, and a prodigy at behind-the-lines warfare. In his greatest exploit, he led what was generally thought to be a suicide mission to sink the Albemarle, a fearsome confederate ironclad, an act that, in true David vs. Goliath fashion, he accomplished while standing in an open boat.

Who could play Cushing? The contentious, combative, resourceful Steve...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Jamie Malanowski's blog.

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My Book, The Movie: Commander Will Cushing.

--Marshal Zeringue