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TPKeller posts on 10/7/2012 2:57:05 AM
In "Up Periscope" (page 150), One of Mr. White's characters refers to a sign seen at the San Diego navy yard during World War II which says:
"It takes millions to win a war. To lose one - takes all you've got."
Does anyone know if there really was such a sign, or if there is any other attribution to this quote?
martin posts on 7/10/2012 1:08:28 AM
I got my copy of both books on Amazon
Kevin Conrad posts on 6/9/2012 10:57:33 PM
How can I get copy of Two on the Isle ?
martin posts on 5/9/2012 4:21:44 PM
I have read both books. The 1st, 'Virgin Island', is very different from the 2nd, 'Two on the Isle', re-written years later, when Robb and Rodie had been divorced many years. It is true that the 1st book has some, phrases that are not now politically correct, but its not really significant. The second book corrects this and is slicker, more matter of fact. The biggest difference for me is the descriptions of Rodie. The first book, written whilst or shortly after they were on Marina Key is written far more as a tribte to this truly remarkable and so beautiful girl.Its a book that makes you regret not having lived in the age where you could have met her. Read the first book, it's gorgeous, the sort of book that when finished, you regret not having read more slowly to make the experience last a little longer.
Lil posts on 2/20/2010 5:53:24 PM
Pat - the book portrayed Virgin Islanders in ways that are totally unacceptable now and that might have been the reason it was rewritten - if it was. However, as far as I am aware the book is substantially the same and was reissued with a different title to fit in with the film.
Pat posts on 9/21/2009 6:56:53 PM
Does anyone know why Robb White wrote a second version of Our Virgin Island (1953) in 1985 with a new title, Two on the Isle. I heard that the first one was banned because it misrepresented the Virgin Islanders in an offensive way. Any views?
chelse posts on 3/17/2009 8:42:50 PM
pleaz pleaz help i read the book along time ago and highschool pace project due tomm i need 3 questions on each chapter and summarys 7 and up1!! pleaz pleaz pleaz 60 percent of grade
mary posts on 10/28/2008 2:07:37 PM
can someone help me with examples of slangs and jargons used in the novel Deathwatch by Robb White, i also need the page number of each
Richard W. Mills posts on 9/7/2008 9:38:26 AM
Read "The Lion's Paw" back in the mid-50's while attending North Miami Junior High School in North Miami, FL. It was--and still is--one of the very best juvenile fiction books ever written!! Robb White was a magnificent writer for kids. I'm 65 now and will purchase a used copy of "The Lion's Paw" for my grandson. Thanks for this marvelous website!!
bill may posts on 3/3/2008 2:28:37 PM
the original Rev. Robb White who was rector of christ church in savannah, ga. is my great grand father. one of his 8 children was nell white my grandmother. I have followed the white family tree to even going to visit with Rodie way out behing the old plantation in thomasville a few years past. I have an original copy of the 1953 edition of readers digest which tells of the adventures of preacher white and also the parish book from St. thomas Episcopla church in thomasville. I have completed the entire geneological family tree of the white back to Hamden Aubrey white who married caroline battaile Fitzhugh and have since traced the origins of the original Fitzhugh to 1651 bedford england. so in short, If you ever would like to trace your roots back to the beginning, starting with Hamden aubrey white just give me an e-mail and I will gladly reply. My mothers family came from just down the road in Homerville ga. I was born in moultrie 1941.
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