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

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

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The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Title
The Mathews men
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seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
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William Geroux
Title variation
Mathews men
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seven brothers and the war against Hitlers U-boats
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The German U-Boat war against American merchant men was deadly and dramatic-- in World War II, the U.S. Merchant Marine had twice the fatality rate of the U.S. Navy. William Geroux has unearthed a fascinating tale of one small coastal town caught in the thick of the fight, and he tells it with a sharp reporter's eye and a real feel for the heroic men who went down to the sea in ships
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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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10469196
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TOH
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Geroux, William
Dewey number
940.54/293092275531
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hodges family
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Merchant mariners
  • Brothers
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
  • Mathews (Va.)
  • Mathews (Va.)
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Target audience
adult
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seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
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The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catastrophe
  • "Please don't tell me"
  • Counterattack
  • Conveyor belt
  • War's end -- Legacy
  • Mathews men and women
  • A gift from the predators
  • Born to the water
  • Devil's shovel
  • Missing
  • Professional survivors
  • "Off Hatteras the tankers sink"
  • Killing ground to battleground
  • "Avoid polar bear liver"
Control code
20631546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 390 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn933727437
Label
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Catastrophe
  • "Please don't tell me"
  • Counterattack
  • Conveyor belt
  • War's end -- Legacy
  • Mathews men and women
  • A gift from the predators
  • Born to the water
  • Devil's shovel
  • Missing
  • Professional survivors
  • "Off Hatteras the tankers sink"
  • Killing ground to battleground
  • "Avoid polar bear liver"
Control code
20631546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 390 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn933727437

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