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

The  A  L  A   Index Book PDF

The A L A Index

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433082018874

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Social Register  New York Book PDF

Social Register New York

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre : New York (N.Y.)
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B631519

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Primitive Man Book PDF

Primitive Man

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre : Anthropology
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013352151

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The Mathews Light Artillery Book PDF

The Mathews Light Artillery

  • Author : George L. Sherwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre : Civil War-Virginia Artilleries
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : WISC:89073147365

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Social Register Book PDF

Social Register

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Genre : New York (N.Y.)
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105004861998

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Matthews Book PDF

Matthews

  • Author : Edward Calvin Matthews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : WISC:89082562075

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Matthews Book Description :

Winner of the 2005 Fred Kniffen Book Award for best-authored book in the field of North American material culture. Awarded the 2006 Governor's Book Award from the Missouri Humanities' Council.

Archery Book PDF

Archery

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1955
  • Genre : Archery
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000117661680

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The William and Mary Quarterly Book PDF

The William and Mary Quarterly

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1944
  • Genre : United States
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCR:31210001200193

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The Nassau Herald Book PDF

The Nassau Herald

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101081977926

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American Biographical Index Book PDF

American Biographical Index

  • Author : Laureen Baillie
  • Publisher : De Gruyter Saur
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : American biographical archive
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 3598335482

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American Biographical Index Book Description :

Serves as an index to the microfiche sets entitled: American biographical archive (ABA) and the American Biographical Archive, Series II (ABA II). Provides a summary of the information about 488,000 persons featured in the two sets.

The African Repository Book PDF

The African Repository

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre : Blacks
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NWU:35556011468683

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Illinois Schools Journal Book PDF

Illinois Schools Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929-03
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X030715034

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The Mathews  Mathes  Family in America Book PDF

The Mathews Mathes Family in America

  • Author : Ida Christobelle Van Deventer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1925
  • Genre : Virginia
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : UVA:X000421490

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Prof  W S B  Mathews  1837 1912  Book PDF

Prof W S B Mathews 1837 1912

  • Author : James Wesley Clarke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : MINN:31951001157050I

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New Contree Book PDF

New Contree

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre : South Africa
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105112362137

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Capital Voice Book PDF

Capital Voice

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre : Evangelistic work
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89066121252

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Editor   Publisher Book PDF

Editor Publisher

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1936
  • Genre : Journalism
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:31951001229639J

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Editor Publisher Book Description :

Special features, such as syndicate directories, yearbook numbers, annual newspaper linage tabulations, etc., appear as separately paged sections of regular issues.