Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II

Paperback | November 4, 2008

byBruce Henderson

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This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey neglected the Law of Storms, placing the mighty U.S. Third Fleet in harm's way. Drawing on extensive interviews with nearly every living survivor and rescuer, as well as many families of lost sailors, transcripts and other records from naval courts of inquiry, ships' logs, personal letters, and diaries, Bruce Henderson finds some of the story's truest heroes exhibiting selflessness, courage, and even defiance.

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This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admir...

Bruce Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1New York TimesbestsellerAnd the Sea Will Telland the national bestsellerHero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War. An award-winning journalist and writer, he has published work inEsquire,Playboy,Reader's Digest, and other period...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.91 inPublished:November 4, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061173177

ISBN - 13:9780061173172

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