Secret Service

My grandparents shortly before he shipped out: Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1941.

I’ve signed up to do some interviews for a book called Passport Not Required: US Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941. It’s about 22 Americans who joined up–illegally– with the British before the US entered World War II. My grandfather was one of them.

The book got a great review in the Wall Street Journal. It’s the work of three authors –who worked for years to track down these men and their life stories. Listen to me and one of  them, Eric Berryman, on The Takeaway on November 11th.