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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 23rd, 2007, 3:45 am #1

A big surprise to many of us is the number of books the Memorial sells in the Evansville gift shop, or from the online Ship's Store.

Workhorse of the Waves is a big seller, as is Dave Bronson's Mosier's Raiders. The ladies in the gift shop have a difficult time keeping Memorial vice president Andy Clark's book A Cornfield Shipyard in stock.

Several other titles are stocked and all sell well.

Below is a poster being developed by Jim Donahue to promote Invitation to Valhalla, a novel about a female Nazi spy at the Evansville LST shipyard during the war. Jim is the much smarter brother of our own beloved Chris Donahue -- the Gator Gals heart throb.

As is the case with all books sold by the Memorial, profit from this book goes to the ship.



If you're wondering, LST 157 was the first LST built in Evansville -- launched on Halloween, 1942.

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Joined: December 9th, 2004, 6:55 am

February 23rd, 2007, 7:51 am #2

By the way, who is the author of Valhalla? My only critique is that there's not enough pictures.





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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 23rd, 2007, 12:26 pm #3

The author of Valhalla is the guy who eats too much of that great Evansville Shipyard chili, which is in the LST Memorial Cookbook, available in the Evansville gift shop or from the online Ship's Store!

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

February 23rd, 2007, 9:41 pm #4

I got victory at sea dvd for christmas and in vol 14 roman renaissance it had footage of 158 burning fully loaded with gear.

Bob R.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 1:46 am

February 23rd, 2007, 9:53 pm #5

I got that same set, I'll have to look at it again.
Jim
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

February 23rd, 2007, 10:16 pm #6

Looks like Santa had a theme... smile... will check it out.. I still haven't watched all of it.
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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 23rd, 2007, 11:55 pm #7

I got victory at sea dvd for christmas and in vol 14 roman renaissance it had footage of 158 burning fully loaded with gear.

Bob R.
There is a legend that circulates about the sister ships LST 157 and 158 (the first two LSTs built in Evansville -- the World Champion LST builder). As legend has it, a Rosie-the-Riveter dropped a rosary behind one of the bulkheads of the 157 then welded it hidden forever.

Unfortunately, no such blessing was bestowed on LST 158.

LST 157 survived the war unscathed; LST 158 did not, she was sunk off the coast of Sicily on 01 July 1943.

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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

February 24th, 2007, 2:43 am #8

The author of Valhalla is the guy who eats too much of that great Evansville Shipyard chili, which is in the LST Memorial Cookbook, available in the Evansville gift shop or from the online Ship's Store!
Never had Evansville Shipyard Chili. Can hardly wait for my cook book to arrive!!

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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 24th, 2007, 4:21 am #9

Bob:

The Evansville Shipyard Chili is the nectar of the gods -- ambrosia of both Hera and Athena.

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Joined: March 19th, 2006, 12:13 am

February 24th, 2007, 3:35 pm #10

A big surprise to many of us is the number of books the Memorial sells in the Evansville gift shop, or from the online Ship's Store.

Workhorse of the Waves is a big seller, as is Dave Bronson's Mosier's Raiders. The ladies in the gift shop have a difficult time keeping Memorial vice president Andy Clark's book A Cornfield Shipyard in stock.

Several other titles are stocked and all sell well.

Below is a poster being developed by Jim Donahue to promote Invitation to Valhalla, a novel about a female Nazi spy at the Evansville LST shipyard during the war. Jim is the much smarter brother of our own beloved Chris Donahue -- the Gator Gals heart throb.

As is the case with all books sold by the Memorial, profit from this book goes to the ship.



If you're wondering, LST 157 was the first LST built in Evansville -- launched on Halloween, 1942.
Gator Gals heart throb??

Oh, Mike, you should of never said that.

Gotta go. I feel a Paint Shop Pro moment coming on...
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