Sea and Shore Stories, and the Nuclear Boogeyman

Life’s Experiences and Lessons

by Ebe Chandler McCabe Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781532002571
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781532002588
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781532002564

About the Book

Ebe McCabe’s book opens during the Great Depression. During World War II, dissatisfaction with urban life caused his father to return to his rural hometown with his young family. From there Ebe fulfilled a dream of his parents by attending the Naval Academy, where he learned the “Duty, honor, country” maxim. After graduation, he served on a destroyer, two fleet submarines, two nuclear powered fleet ballistic submarines, and the Atlantic Submarine Force Commander’s staff. That included deployments to the Mediterranean and to the Western Pacific, and seven Polaris submarine patrols. After his active naval duty, he served in the Navy Reserve. Ebe’s civilian career began with a nuclear power plant supplier subsidiary’s nuclear controls engineering section. That was followed by over twenty years as a federal regulator of civilian nuclear power, including response to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Part Four of his book presents his personal assessment of nuclear war and nuclear power, with a primary basis being his naval and civilian experience and training. Besides his career, Ebe’s book addresses controversies like the Kent State tragedy, war, marriage, immigration, capitalism vs. socialism, equality, and religion.

About the Author

Ebe Chandler McCabe, Jr. is a Naval Academy graduate with destroyer, conventional submarine, nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine, Atlantic Submarine Force Commander Staff, and Naval Reserve experience. That and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) service culminated in his retirement from the Naval Reserve as a captain and from the NRC as a section chief—after 38 years of government service.