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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
Title variation
Halseys typhoon
Title variation remainder
the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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170663
Cataloging source
DLC
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Drury, Bob
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
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Clavin, Thomas
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True
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  • Halsey, William F.
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Typhoons
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
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the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue
Label
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
617227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139481
Lccn
2006049948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871139481
  • (OCoLC)71288798
Label
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Publication
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
Control code
617227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139481
Lccn
2006049948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871139481
  • (OCoLC)71288798

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