The Mathews Men

Written By William Geroux
The Mathews Men
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 19 April 2016
  • ISBN : 0698184726
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Mathews Men by author: William Geroux which was release on 19 April 2016 and published by Penguin with total page 400 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. “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—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men
  • Author : William Geroux
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : “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 ...

Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews

Memoirs of Charles Mathews  Comedian  By Mrs  Mathews
  • Author : Mrs. Anne MATHEWS (Actress.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1838
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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F David Mathews to be Secretary of Health Education and Welfare additional Consideration

F  David Mathews to be Secretary of Health  Education  and Welfare  additional Consideration
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Total pages : 45
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Mathews s New Budget of Fun etc

Mathews s New Budget of Fun  etc
  • Author : Charles MATHEWS (the Elder.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1835
  • Total pages : 216
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The Life of Charles James Mathews

The Life of Charles James Mathews
  • Author : Charles James Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 212
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Players and Playwrights I Have Known

Players and Playwrights I Have Known
  • Author : John Coleman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Total pages : 212
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Report on Canadian Archives

Report on Canadian Archives
  • Author : Public Archives of Canada,Douglas Brymner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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The Strand

The Strand
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Total pages : 212
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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine
  • Author : Sir George Newnes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Total pages : 212
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Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Total pages : 212
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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1853
  • Total pages : 212
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Journals of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick

Journals of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick
  • Author : New Brunswick. House of Assembly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 212
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Lettre de M Charles Mathews Aux Auteurs Dramatiques de la France Letter from Mr Charles Mathews to the Dramatic Authors of France

Lettre de M  Charles Mathews Aux Auteurs Dramatiques de la France   Letter from Mr  Charles Mathews to the Dramatic Authors of France
  • Author : Charles Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Total pages : 76
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Theobald Mathew

Theobald Mathew
  • Author : John Ireland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Total pages : 8
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Mathews Euclid examination papers on Euc i iv

Mathews  Euclid examination papers     on Euc  i  iv
  • Author : Edward Harri Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 212
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