Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story Of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob DruryHalsey's Typhoon: The True Story Of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob Drury

Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story Of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue

byBob Drury, Tom Clavin

Paperback | November 10, 2007

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Halsey's Typhoon is the story of World War II's most unexpected disaster at sea. In the final days of 1944, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is the Pacific theater's most popular and colorful naval hero. After a string of victories, the "Fighting Admiral" and his thirty-thousand-man Third Fleet are charged with protecting General MacArthur's flank during the invasion of the Philippine island of Mindoro. But in the midst of the landings, Halsey attempts a complicated refueling maneuver and unwittingly drives his 170 ships into the teeth of a massive typhoon. Halsey's men find themselves battling 90-foot waves and 150 mph winds-amid the chaos, three ships are sunk and nearly nine hundred sailors and officers are swept into the Philippine Sea. For three days, small bands of survivors battle dehydration, exhaustion, sharks, and the elements awaiting rescue at the hands of the courageous lieutenant commander Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sails histiny destroyer escort, the USS Tabberer, back into the storm to rescue drifting sailors. Halsey's Typhoon is a gripping true tale of courage and survival against impossible odds-and one of the finest untold World War II sagas of our time.
Bob Drury is an American journalist and author who has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Darfur. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of nine nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestselling Halsey's Typ...
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Title:Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story Of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold RescueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:November 10, 2007Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802143377

ISBN - 13:9780802143372

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