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The Resource All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton and Ken Gire

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton and Ken Gire

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All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
Title
All the gallant men
Title remainder
an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
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Donald Stratton and Ken Gire
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eng
Summary
At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely fifteen minutes into Japan's surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Near death and burned across two thirds of his body, Don, a 19-year-old Nebraskan who had been steeled by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, summoned the will to haul himself hand over hand across a rope tethered to a neighboring vessel. Forty-five feet below, the harbor's flaming, oil-slick water boiled with enemy bullets; all around him the world tore itself apart. In this eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack -- the first memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona -- 94-year-old Donald Stratton shares his tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his determination to return to the fight. Don and four other sailors made it safely across the same line that morning, a small miracle on a day that claimed the lives of 1,177 of their Arizona shipmates -- approximately half the American fatalities at Pearl Harbor. Sent to military hospitals for a year, Don refused doctors' advice to amputate his limbs and battled to relearn how to walk. The U.S. Navy gave him a medical discharge, believing he would never again be fit for service, but Don had unfinished business. In June 1944, he sailed back into the teeth of the Pacific War on a destroyer, destined for combat in the crucial battles of Leyte Gulf, Luzon, and Okinawa, thus earning the distinction of having been present for the opening shots and the final major battle of America's Second World War. As the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks approaches, Don, a great-grandfather of five and one of six living survivors of the Arizona, offers an intimate reflection on the tragedy that drew America into the greatest armed conflict in history
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TEFMT
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1922-
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Stratton, Donald
Dewey number
940.5426
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  • memoirs
  • history
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Read by Mike Ortego
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  • Gire, Ken
  • Ortego, Mike
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  • Stratton, Donald
  • United States
  • Arizona (Battleship)
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Stratton, Donald
  • Arizona (Battleship)
  • United States
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military campaigns
  • Hawaii
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All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton and Ken Gire
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn961362404
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062671080
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc44b
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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(OCoLC)961362404
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton and Ken Gire
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from label
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961362404
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062671080
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc44b
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)961362404
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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