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

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December 1944, the Pacific theater: General Douglas MacArthur has vowed to return to the Philippines. He will need the help of Admiral William "Bull" Halsey's Third Fleet. But at the height of the invasion, Halsey's 170 ships are blindsided by a typhoon of unprecedented strength and scope. Battleships are tossed like toys, fighter planes are blown off carriers, destroyers are capsized, and almost nine hundred sailors are swept into the roiling, shark-infested sea. For three days, small bands of survivors fight dehydration, exhaustion, and the elements to await rescue-but ultimately almost eight hundred will perish. This is the story of World War II's most unexpected disaster, one of its most devastating tragedies, and a daring rescue mission-a heart-pounding true tale of men clashing against the ruthless forces of war and nature. Book jacket.

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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...

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ISBN:
9781555846299
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Military - World War II
Author:
Bob Drury
Author:
Tom Clavin
Author:
Clavin, Tom
Author:
Drury, Bob
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Audio Books-Military
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Military-World War II Nautical
Subject:
Military-World War II Pacific
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
History : Military - Naval
Subject:
History : Military - United States
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue
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"Synopsis" by , 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...
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