New Book by author Albert Lee Kelln titled Living The Miracles
A Memoir of Heros - Written by a Hero - About life aboard nuclear powered submarines.
By: Hollywood Book Reviews
Albert Kelln is, in a word, authentic. The book is authentic. His life story and naval career, marked by dignity, authority, and dedication to service, include marriage, fatherhood, and very meaningful retirement. Kelln is the founder of the Naval Submarine League, and he has received numerous awards for service to his country and his fellow man.
"In these troubled times, Living the Miracles stands out as a touchstone of spiritual anchors and man's humanity to man.
Readers of all ages and persuasions will relish this book – it is an adventure story, a remarkable life narrative,
and it makes a deep spiritual statement."
~ Hollywood Book Review
About the author:
Born into an immigrant family of Germans from Russia, Albert Lee Kelln grew up in Shattuck, Oklahoma, during the trials of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II. How he got to the U.S. Naval Academy, became a nuclear-trained submariner, and attained the rank of Rear Admiral years before his peers are all part of his memoir "Living the MIRACLES: A Sailor's Life in the Nuclear Power Age."
Al's first book written while a student at the Naval Academy titled "Confederate Submarines" was published by the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in July 1953 and relates the first successful sinking of a warship by a manned submarine. Writing this book influenced Al's path to become one of the fifteen initial candidates to graduate from the Navy's Nuclear Power Plant Operators School under the direct tutelage of Admiral Hyman Rickover.
Al's twenty-eight years of service in the U.S. Navy encompassed historical firsts, close calls, and demanding leadership assignments, such as nuclear submarine commander, Chief Engineer of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, and Commodore of a squadron of nuclear submarines. Before retirement, Al served in a key role to develop the new Trident Submarine and Missile program. After retirement, Al became founder of the Naval Submarine League.
He and his wife, Cecily Watson Kelln, also a writer, established several Christian ministries, such as the Tomball (Texas) Pregnancy Center. In 2011, they moved to the Texas Hill Country to create a quiet little ranch farm abounding in solar power, collected rain water, aquaculture gardens.
Nicole Sorkin - Hollywood Book Reviews