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The Resource The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)

The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)

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The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Title
The Mathews men
Title remainder
seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Statement of responsibility
William Geroux
Title variation
Mathews men
Title variation remainder
seven brothers and the war against Hitlers U-boats
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- The Mathews Men From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats' prime targets. And they were easy targets--the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys--only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men From the Hardcover edition
Summary
The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews County, Virginia
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contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10469196
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IDEBK
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940.54/293092275531
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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adult
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seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Label
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A6536A1B-E8CD-4848-A28C-CE5925FA3546
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A gift from the predators -- Born to the water -- The Devil's shovel -- Missing -- Professional survivors -- "Off Hatteras the tankers sink" -- Killing ground to battleground -- "Avoid polar bear liver" -- Catastrophe -- "Please don't tell me" -- Counterattack -- The conveyor belt -- War's end -- Legacy -- The Mathews men and women
Control code
ocn946710207
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 911012
  • A6536A1B-E8CD-4848-A28C-CE5925FA3546
System control number
(OCoLC)946710207
Label
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A6536A1B-E8CD-4848-A28C-CE5925FA3546
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A gift from the predators -- Born to the water -- The Devil's shovel -- Missing -- Professional survivors -- "Off Hatteras the tankers sink" -- Killing ground to battleground -- "Avoid polar bear liver" -- Catastrophe -- "Please don't tell me" -- Counterattack -- The conveyor belt -- War's end -- Legacy -- The Mathews men and women
Control code
ocn946710207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 911012
  • A6536A1B-E8CD-4848-A28C-CE5925FA3546
System control number
(OCoLC)946710207

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