The Mathews Men Book PDF

The Mathews Men

  • Author : William Geroux
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780698184725

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“Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. 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—on

Mathews s New Budget of Fun  etc Book PDF

Mathews s New Budget of Fun etc

  • Author : Charles MATHEWS (the Elder.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1835
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : BL:A0019753749

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The Strand Magazine Book PDF

The Strand Magazine

  • Author : Sir George Newnes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : CHI:20400080

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Parliamentary Papers Book PDF

Parliamentary Papers

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Genre : Bills, Legislative
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044106506058

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Theobald Mathew Book PDF

Theobald Mathew

  • Author : John Ireland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044088979158

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Report on Canadian Archives Book PDF

Report on Canadian Archives

  • Author : Public Archives of Canada
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Archives
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101072362013

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Appletons  Journal Book PDF

Appletons Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5286337

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Macmillan s Magazine Book PDF

Macmillan s Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Genre : Periodicals
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081757258

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Sessional Papers Book PDF

Sessional Papers

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Canada
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068396582

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Sessional Papers Book Description :

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Every Saturday Book PDF

Every Saturday

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PSU:000066654339

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St  Kitts and the Atlantic Creoles Book PDF

St Kitts and the Atlantic Creoles

  • Author : Philip Baker
  • Publisher : Battlebridge Publications
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047559557

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The Congregational Year book Book PDF

The Congregational Year book

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre : Congregational churches
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002235504C

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The Congregational Year book Book Description :

Vol. 1-36 (1879-1914) give statistics for 1878-1913.