Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkley 1956 Random House

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Set sail on a comedic journey with Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkley, published in 1956 by Random House. This hardcover book, complete with a dust jacket, spans 373 pages of humorous and adventurous storytelling.

The plot centers around a group of young naval officers in a public relations unit during the last days of World War II, stranded on a remote Pacific island. Brinkley, having served as a P.R. officer in the Navy during WWII, infuses his narrative with a realism that suggests a layer of truth beneath the humor.


  • Title: Don't Go Near the Water
  • Author: William Brinkley
  • Publication Year: 1956
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 373
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Wear and tear on the dust jacket, book in good condition

Three Key Elements:

  • Engaging Plot: Follow the entertaining escapades of naval officers in an unusual setting during WWII.
  • Authentic Humor: Brinkley's real-life experience as a P.R. officer lends credibility and depth to the story.
  • Historical Context: The novel offers a unique, lighthearted perspective on naval life during a significant era.


This is a vintage item and has been previously owned. It shows signs of wear and tear as is typical for its age. Please refer to the photos for a guide to its condition. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to ask.

In Summation:

"Don't Go Near the Water" is more than just a novel; it's a humorous yet insightful glimpse into military life during World War II. It's a perfect blend of laughter, adventure, and a touch of historical realism, making it a must-read for fans of wartime humor and naval history.

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