Rudy Daus



“The Crescent Odyssey is a superb read and tells the story of the life and diverse background of an American Naval Officer, his shipmates, his family, his ancestors and his life at sea during the Cold War… easy to understand for either the experienced sailor or one accustomed to life ashore…”

– Admiral Frank Kelso, United States Navy (Retired), 44th Chief of Naval Operations


“If Herman Wouk and James Michener had collaborated on a non-fiction adventure story, this would be it; Captain Daus ‘s memoirs are a tour de force, a rollicking, expansive adventure that spans centuries and the globe, but at heart is an intimate, lyrical portrait of a naval officer and the world he lived in; Welcome aboard for the cruise of your lives.”

-Charles S. Fax, Esquire, Attorney-at -Law