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The American Years: Dunoon & the US Navy Paperback – Illustrated, 26 Aug 2003


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Argyll Publishing; illustrated edition edition (26 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902831616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902831619
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 20.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,734,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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..a well-researched and well-presented oral and pictorial history. -- The Herald

..the definitive book on the US Navy's tenure in the (Holy) Loch -- The Dunoon Observer

About the Author

Andrene Messersmith was born in Dunoon of Scots-Italian descent. She was a child of 11 when the US Navy arrived in her town and she grew up with the dominating presence of the Holy Loch Polaris submarine base. Eventually she married the son of a US Navy diver and her family connections continue to straddle the Atlantic. She studied art in London and is a textile designer

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Oct. 2003
Format: Paperback
I have never been to Dunoon and do not have a particular interest in things military, but I found this book a very interesting read nonetheless. The book really gives an insight into how life must have been for a small Scottish community suddenly 'invaded' by hundreds of American servicemen and their families, and how it must have been for the Americans coming to a place where they had to learn how to make coal fires to keep warm and negotiate narrow streets and lanes with their big American cars. Life for the folks of Dunoon changed dramatically when the submarine base came, and changed again when the base was closed some 30 years later. Read this book and find out how life was then in recollections from both Scots and Americans who lived through those years in Dunoon.
I have never been to Dunoon ... but I certainly want to now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacktastic on 23 Jun. 2011
Format: Paperback
My mother was born and brought up in Innellen and went to school in Dunoon. I was looking for a book which documented local peoples experiences/accounts during this era.
She was thrilled with this gift and amazed to see one of her teachers named in the book and recognised a few landmark shops/cafe's etc from some of the stories. She has since contacted her school friend she still keeps in touch with to rave about it. It has certainly brought back a lot of cherished childhood memories for her.
If you are looking for nostalgia and have roots/connections with this area at that time, it is definitely worth the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 4 Nov. 2010
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This book was quite interesting about the American presence in Dunoon in the Holy Loch, Scotland. Its not spectacular but its worth a read.
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Great - I FOUND IT !!! 12 Jan. 2014
By Norman Rachels - Published on Amazon.com
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I helped assemble the AFDB-7 floating drydock in 1961 and have been looking for this book for years and it has been out of print a long time. I don't have a Kindle but with the app I can NOW READ IT ON MY COMPUTER. The drydock was a forward base to work on the submarines that carried the POLARIS MISSILES DURING THE COLD WAR. This book documents the 31 years of the AFDB-7 Los Alamos in HOLY LOCH, SCOTLAND. I haven't finished reading it yet but what I have read has been great and I am looking forward to finding out just how it affected the local people of Dunoon and the Americans after I left near the end of 1961. I was fortunate enough to go back several times after I got out of the Navy Seabees. I had tried to go aboard several times but was denied. In 1983 I actually was allowed to go aboard the AFDB-7 while it was still in action, thanks to my congressman.

Interesting HISTORY of the COLD WAR ERA.
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