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Award Winning Journalist, Dennis McDougal Pens Novel About VietNam War, THE CANDLESTICKMAKER

Rub a dub dub Three men in a tub And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker The candlestickmaker And all of them lost at sea. (Mother Goose) “They can teach you whatever you need to make war, but you learn to make peace on your own.”  During the 1960’s “Summer of Love,” three sailors on a deadly odyssey into a harrowing war that never should have been fought seal a friendship that outlasts betrayal, madness, and death itself. In The Candlestickmaker by award-winning journalist and author Dennis McDougal, an unlikely trio of college dropouts join the Navy to avoid the bloody ground war we know from films like Platoon and Apocalypse Now, only to find that they must band together to survive aboard a U.S. Navy spy ship which wages a very different kind of war – one that pits the military as much against its own crew as against an invisible enemy that lurks somewhere beyond the endless horizon of the Tonkin Gulf. The Candlestickmaker explores America’s first psychedelic war, …