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

November 4, 2008|
Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II by Bruce 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.

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 perio...
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Title:Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 in
Published:November 4, 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061173172

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