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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
Subject
Genre
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170663
Cataloging source
DLC
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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True
Target audience
adult
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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
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2006049948-d.html
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Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-312) and index
Control code
2582180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 322 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802143372
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006049948
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71288798
  • (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
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/2006049948-d.html
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-312) and index
Control code
2582180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 322 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802143372
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006049948
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71288798
  • (OCoLC)71288798

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