Dennis L. Noble entered the enlisted force of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1957 and retired as a senior chief marine science technician in 1978. Upon retirement, he attended Purdue University, receiving a PhD in history. He is the author of fifteen books and has received numerous awards. He lives in Sequim, Washington, with his wife, Loren and a spoiled cat.

Articles by Dennis Noble

The China Sailors' Homer

By Senior Chief Petty Officer Dennis L. Noble, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
April 2002
His best-selling novel was set in the decade before, but Richard McKenna's later gunboat experience nonetheless qualified him to write about Navy life on the Yangtze River. Here, in "Far ...

Inside The Sand Pebbles

By Senior Chief Petty Officer Dennis L. Noble, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
April 2002
Read Richard McKenna’s nonfiction and you will find that he seemed to go out of the way to find the unusual person. While at Guam, for example, he met a ...

Books by Dennis Noble