The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men

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“Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Geroux
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-04-19
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698184725


The A L A Index

The A L A Index

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Genre : Indexes
Author by : American Library Association
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Release : 1892
File : 329 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HNC9YS


Missouri School Journal

Missouri School Journal

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Release : 1896
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044102790193


Alphabetic Catalogue Of The English Books In The Circulating Department Of The Cleveland Public Library Authors Titles And Subjects

Alphabetic Catalogue Of The English Books In The Circulating Department Of The Cleveland Public Library Authors Titles And Subjects

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Author by : Cleveland Public Library
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Release : 1889
File : 1407 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCAL:$C18480


A L A Index To General Literature

A L A Index To General Literature

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Genre : Indexes
Author by : American Library Association
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Release : 1901
File : 223 Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951001875146Q


Catalogue Of The Library Of The Young Men S Christian Association Of The City Of New York Circulating Department July 1900

Catalogue Of The Library Of The Young Men S Christian Association Of The City Of New York Circulating Department July 1900

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Author by : Young Men's Christian Association (New York, N.Y.). Library
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Release : 1901
File : 519 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044080251218


Representative Actors

Representative Actors

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Genre : Actors
Author by : William Clark Russell
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Release : 1888
File : 496 Pages
ISBN-13 : KBNL:KBNL03000130493


The Threat From Within

The Threat From Within

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The Threat From Within By: Gilbert Lewis The ISIS high command is angry that the hostage operation has failed. They conclude that their main obstacle is the MI6 operative, Estella “Rose” Mathews. Rose and a combined team of British and French Special Forces successfully rescued the six hostages from England, France, and the United States. After the hostages were successfully rescued, ISIS now plans an attack using their western fighters. Again, these attacks are prevented by western intelligence agencies. ISIS has now moved its attack to the America Homefront. MI6 assigns Rose to the CIA. The CIA, in turn, assigned Rose to work covertly with the American company White Mountain Analytics (WMA). ISIS develops a fool-proof-plan to kill Rose. They have posted a “kill contract” on the darknet to assassinate Rose. The posting of the “kill contract” is answered by Adolf Wolfgang (Wolf) Schneider. Wolf was in the Marines and was given a dishonorable discharge. He blames his being booted from the Marines on a black captain. Wolf grew up in Kentucky with a father who blamed all of his failures on the “blacks.” Wolf grew up in an environment of “White Supremacy” thus, him being booted from the Marines only strengthen his hatred for Negros, slant eyes and beaners. Upon being booted from the Marines, Wolf found his way to KKK camps in Montana and Tennessee. Within two years he was the top dog. The KKK camp sells drugs brought in illegally from Mexico. Wolf quickly spreads the KKK enterprise to gun running and prostitution. Wolf’s expertise is “sniper” kills. His motto is “One Shot, One Kill.” He learned the trade in the Marines. When Wolf answered the post to kill Rose, he already had completed kills on mafia rats, crooked politicians, and police officers who have not honored their contract to the mafia. So far, he finds it easy money. Each kill brings in an average of $100K. Wolf checks on the darknet monthly for easy kills. His contract to kill Rose is $600K. The story unfolds as Rose is tipped off that there is a kill contract on her life. Rose and members of WMA determine that the assassin is a member of a White Nationalist camp in Tennessee. The WMA team discovers that the camp is involved in illicit drugs, opioids, gun-running, and forced prostitution. When the prostitutes are no longer needed, they use them in snuff movies. Rose and her team of experienced special operations personnel and the FBI engage in a long siege. As the siege continues, President Trout in his rallies is bad-mouthing the FBI. The crowd surrounding the White Nationalist camp is turning against Rose and the FBI. They must quickly and carefully attack and turn the general public against the tide of support for these domestic terrorists.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Gilbert Lewis
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2019-12-11
File : 514 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781646105007


Wisconsin Alumni Magazine

Wisconsin Alumni Magazine

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Release : 1901
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433074841176


Factory Management And Maintenance

Factory Management And Maintenance

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Release : 1940
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:319510008998559