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Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942

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In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area "Torpedo Junction." And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunned and out-maneuvered, they heroically battled the deadliest fleet of submarines ever launched. Never was Germany closer to winning the war.

In a moving ship-by-ship account of terror and rescue at sea, Homer Hickam chronicles a little-known saga of courage, ingenuity, and triumph in the early years of World War II. From nerve-racking sea duels to the dramatic ordeals of sailors and victims on both sides of the battle, Hickam dramatically captures a war we had to win--because this one hit terrifyingly close to home.

Synopsis:

Jr. Recounts the deadly U-boat action off the North Carolina coast in the early days of World War II.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-346) and index.

About the Author

Homer H. Hickam, Jr., was born and raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. The author of Torpedo Junction, a Military History Book of the Month Club selection, as well as numerous articles for such publications as Smithsonian Air and Space and American History Illustrated, he is a NASA payload training manager for the International Space Program and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557503626
Author:
Hickam, Homer H., Jr.
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Author:
Hickam, Homer H.
Author:
Homer Hickam
Location:
Annapolis, Md. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Naval operations, american
Subject:
Atlantic coast
Subject:
Gulf Coast (U.S.) History.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Gulf Coast
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Bluejacket books
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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