Richard Newcomb

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Richard F. Newcomb, a graduate of Rutgers College, served as a wartime naval correspondent during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He is a retired news editor of the Associated Press and the author of six books, including Abandon Ship!, Savo, and Iwo Jima. He has been called "one of the pioneers of narrative nonfiction."


  • Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster 1st HarperCollins ed. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. ISBN 0-06-018471-X
  • Newcomb, Richard F. The battle of Savo Island 1st Owl books ed. New York : H. Holt, 2002. ISBN 0-8050-7072-9
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Iwo Jima South Yarmouth, Ma. : J. Curley & Associates, 1980. ISBN 0-89340-257-5
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Iwo Jima foreword by Harry Schmidt. 1st Owl Books ed. New York : H. Holt., 2002. ISBN 0-8050-7071-0
  • Newcomb, Richard F. A pictorial history of the Vietnam War maps by Rafael Palacios. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1987. ISBN 0-385-18540-5
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Savo South Yarmouth, Ma. : J. Curley & Associates, [1980], c1961. ISBN 0-89340-256-7
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Savo: the incredible naval debacle off Guadalcanal. [1st ed.] New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961.
  • Newcomb, Richard F. U.S. destroyers of the world wars. Paducah, Ky. : Turner Pub. Co., 1994. ISBN 1-56311-134-9