Like many of the men in "The Sea Takes No Prisoners", Edmund (Ed) S. Wong grew up in a navy town. In Ed's case the town was San Francisco. Ed was captivated by the images of sailors in uniform and of great grey ships steaming beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Throughout his school years Ed read naval history and fiction. His reading list included every one of Morison’s 14 volume "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II" and Monsarrat’s classic masterpiece "The Cruel Sea."
Although the bulk of Ed’s professional career was spent in the field of foreign language education, he holds a Master’s degree in International Studies at the University of South Carolina. His area of concentration was in American foreign policy and his thesis, American Naval Policy From the 1880s Through the 1980s, reflects his keen and lifelong interest in twentieth century naval affairs.
"The Sea Takes No Prisoners" is an outgrowth of Ed’s deep interest in naval history, his own experiences at sea while serving in the US Navy and his hobby of miniature warship modeling. Retirement finally afforded Ed the time with which to write a serious naval history book.
Ed has another book also available through Amazon.co.uk: "Growing Up In San Francisco's Chinatown." The book pays homage to one of San Francisco's great neighborhoods and the post-war generation of American Born Chinese who grew up there.