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    Uncharted Course The Voyage of My Life By Anthony Drexel Duke, with Richard Firstman Jacket and interior design, composition, prepress, and produ… Read More
    Uncharted Course The Voyage of My Life By Anthony Drexel Duke, with Richard Firstman Jacket and interior design, composition, prepress, and production management by Joe Gannon, Mulberry Tree Press, Inc. Published by Bayview Press, Northport, New York Hardcover, 356 pages, illustrated, 6” x 9” ISBN: 978-0-9793032-0-3 Anthony Drexel Duke was born into three prominent American families—the Dukes of North Carolina and the Drexels and Biddles of Philadelphia—but from his birth on July 28, 1918, he has charted his own course. It has been an eventful and often surprising journey—a nearly epic tale of world war and high adventure, grandeur and poverty, personal struggle and unflagging good will. In Uncharted Course, Tony tells the stories of his life: Growing up in the wake of his father's accidental drowning when he was five; being part of a colorful family surrounded with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Irving Berlin, Gene Tunney, and the future President John F. Kennedy; his six-year Navy career during which he commanded, at age twenty-five, an amphibious ship—his beloved USS LST 530—that landed thousands of men on the beaches of Normandy and Okinawa; his four marriages that produced eleven children; and, of course, the complete history of his life's work: Boys & Girls Harbor, the highly lauded educational institution that began with Tony at age 19 setting up a camp for half a dozen disadvantaged boys in Southampton, Long Island, in 1937. Seventy years later, The Harbor is an East Harlem and East Hampton institution that has touched the lives of literally tens of thousands of young people and has been hailed as a great American success story. In this thoughtful, candid, and highly entertaining memoir, Tony Duke regales us with the voyage of his life—so far. \ Read Less
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Uncharted Course
The Voyage of My Life
By Anthony Drexel Duke, with Richard Firstman

Jacket and interior design, composition, prepress, andproduction management by Joe Gannon, Mulberry Tree Press, Inc.

Published by Bayview Press, Northport, New York

Hardcover, 356 pages, illustrated, 6” x 9”
ISBN: 978-0-9793032-0-3

Anthony Drexel Duke wasborn into three prominent American families—the Dukes of North Carolina and theDrexels and Biddles of Philadelphia—but from his birth on July 28, 1918, he hascharted his own course. It has been an eventful and often surprising journey—anearly epic tale of world war and high adventure, grandeur and poverty,personal struggle and unflagging good will. In Uncharted Course, Tony tells the stories of his life: Growing up inthe wake of his father's accidental drowning when he was five; being part of acolorful family surrounded with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Mayor JimmyWalker, Irving Berlin, Gene Tunney, and the future President John F. Kennedy;his six-year Navy career during which he commanded, at age twenty-five, anamphibious ship—his beloved USS LST 530—that landed thousands of men on thebeaches of Normandy and Okinawa; his four marriages that produced elevenchildren; and, of course, the complete history of his life's work: Boys &Girls Harbor, the highly lauded educational institution that began with Tony atage 19 setting up a camp for half a dozen disadvantaged boys in Southampton,Long Island, in 1937. Seventy years later, The Harbor is an East Harlem andEast Hampton institution that has touched the lives of literally tens ofthousands of young people and has been hailed as a great American successstory. In this thoughtful, candid, and highly entertaining memoir, Tony Dukeregales us with the voyage of his life—so far.