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

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Exam Prep for The Mathews Men

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX

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Exam Prep for  The Mathews Men Book PDF

Exam Prep for The Mathews Men

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX

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Prominent Men of West Virginia Book PDF

Prominent Men of West Virginia

  • Author : George Wesley Atkinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : West Virginia
  • Pages : 1022
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044086417680

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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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The  A  L  A   Index Book PDF

The A L A Index

  • Author : American Library Association
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068419152

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine Book PDF

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCBK:B000541551

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates Book PDF

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre : Great Britain
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033935779

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Report Book PDF

Report

  • Author : Great Britain. Dept. of Science and Art
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1884
  • Genre : Manual training
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015076568735

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New York Game   Fish Book PDF

New York Game Fish

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Fishing
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924097769792

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Storia Nordamericana Book PDF

Storia Nordamericana

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre : Canada
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89058371550

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Social Register  Summer Book PDF

Social Register Summer

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Genre : United States
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89058297375

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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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Deep South Genealogical Quarterly Book PDF

Deep South Genealogical Quarterly

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre : Southern States
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : WISC:89062946470

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Social Register  New York Book PDF

Social Register New York

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre : New York (N.Y.)
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X030224046

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Includes "Dilatory domiciles."

Social Register  Summer Book PDF

Social Register Summer

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Genre : Social registers
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105007036085

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