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

Memoirs of Charles Mathews  Comedian Book PDF

Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian

  • Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Genre : Comedians
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002009562A

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Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian Book PDF

Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian

  • Author : Anne Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10064956

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Mathews County Book PDF

Mathews County

  • Author : Janice C. Vogel
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 0738588237

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In a world that moves at a faster pace with every technological advance, the tempo of Mathews County remains relatively unchanged: pleasingly slow. As big box retailers homogenize nearby areas with a plethora of seemingly endless department stores, restaurant chains, and shopping centers, Mathews clings firmly and proudly to its rural charm and unspoiled natural beauty.

The Life of Charles James Mathews Book PDF

The Life of Charles James Mathews

  • Author : Charles James Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Genre : Actors
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030840659

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Mathews in America or The theatrical wanderer a cargo of new characters original songs and concluding piece of The wild goose chase or The Inn at Baltimore etc Entirely new entertainment Book Description :

Sketches from Mr  Mathews at Home  Book PDF

Sketches from Mr Mathews at Home

  • Author : James Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1822
  • Genre : English wit and humor
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105048104298

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Mrs  Mathews  Or  Family Mysteries Book PDF

Mrs Mathews Or Family Mysteries

  • Author : Frances Milton Trollope
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1851
  • Genre : English fiction
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10750726

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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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