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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

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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
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"December 1944, the Pacific theater: General Douglas MacArthur has vowed to return ot 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 nin 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-poundingtrue tale of men clashing against the ruthless forces fo war and nature."--Back cover
Summary
An epic account of the previously classified 1944 naval disaster describes how naval admiral William Halsey's Pacific Fleet was advancing on Tokyo under General MacArthur's orders only to be swept up by a category-four typhoon that capsized three destroyers and ended the lives of nearly 800 young soldiers
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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
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 Frederic
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Typhoons
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival at sea
  • Airplane crash survival
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes a powerful new afterword by the authors"--Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Book I: The fleet -- Book II: The storm -- Book III: The rescue -- Epilogue
Control code
15529212
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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
"Includes a powerful new afterword by the authors"--Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Book I: The fleet -- Book II: The storm -- Book III: The rescue -- Epilogue
Control code
15529212
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802143372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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