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The Resource Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Label
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue
Title
Halsey's typhoon
Title remainder
the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue
Statement of responsibility
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of the 1944 naval disaster describes how Admiral William Halsey's Pacific Fleet was advancing on Tokyo only to be swept up by a category-four typhoon that capsized three destroyers and ended the lives of nearly 800 young soldiers
  • In December 1944, America's most popular and colorful naval hero, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, unwittingly sailed his undefeated Pacific Fleet into the teeth of a powerful typhoon. Three destroyers were capsized, sending hundreds of sailors and officers into the raging, shark-infested waters. Over the next sixty hours, small bands of survivors fought seventy-foot waves, exhaustion, and dehydration to await rescue at the hands of the courageous Lt. Com. Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sailed his tiny destroyer escort USS Tabberer through 150-mph winds to reach the lost men. Thanks to documents that have been declassified after sixty years and dozens of first-hand accounts from survivors--including former President Gerald Ford--one of the greatest World War II stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea, can finally be told.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/5973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D773
LC item number
.D78 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2006049948-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139481
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Lccn
2006049948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
BK0006896710
Label
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2006049948-d.html
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139481
Isbn Type
(HRD)
Lccn
2006049948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
BK0006896710

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