The Resource So close to home: : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II, Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary, (electronic resource)

So close to home: : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II, Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary, (electronic resource)

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So close to home: : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II
Title
So close to home:
Title remainder
a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II
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Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary
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eng
Summary
A true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II?and an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit. On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles away from New Orleans. Captained by twenty-nine-year-old Iron Cross recipient Erich W<U+00fc>rdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with fifty-nine souls on board. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family, consisting of the parents, Ray Sr. and Ina, along with their two children, eight-year-old Ray Jr., nicknamed "Sonny," and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no notice that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, Ina and Lucille became separated from Ray Sr. and Sonny.An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1955-
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Tougias, Mike
Dewey number
940.545/1
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other
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Read by Elijah Alexander
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  • O'Leary, Alison
  • Alexander, Elijah
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  • Downs family
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival at sea
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adult
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So close to home: : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II, Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11626055
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MWT11626055
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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digital.
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MWT11626055
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sound
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Label
So close to home: : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II, Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11626055
Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11626055
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11626055
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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