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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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary
Title variation
True story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued--and each family member had to find their own path to survival. -- Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tougias, Mike
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D744
LC item number
.T58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Leary, Alison,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Downs family
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival at sea
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Tired Old Workhorse -- Ina and the South American Venture -- Admiral D<U+00de>onitz and his Grey Wolves -- Harro Schacht and U-507 -- The Grey Wolves and the Mississippi -- Moving Ever Closer -- Denied a Safe Port -- An Uneasy Feeling -- Torpedoes in the Night -- The Raft -- A most Hopeless Night -- Dawn -- Desperation -- Running Out of Time -- The Shrimp Boat and a Surprise -- Ina -- Lucille -- Triumphant Return to Lorient -- Morgan City and the Hospital -- The Laconia: A Sinking and a Rescue -- Spies, Duty, and the Turning of the Battle Tide -- Passages So Far from Home -- Sonny
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681771304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn948520404
  • 1605213
  • (OCoLC)948520404
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
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Tired Old Workhorse -- Ina and the South American Venture -- Admiral D<U+00de>onitz and his Grey Wolves -- Harro Schacht and U-507 -- The Grey Wolves and the Mississippi -- Moving Ever Closer -- Denied a Safe Port -- An Uneasy Feeling -- Torpedoes in the Night -- The Raft -- A most Hopeless Night -- Dawn -- Desperation -- Running Out of Time -- The Shrimp Boat and a Surprise -- Ina -- Lucille -- Triumphant Return to Lorient -- Morgan City and the Hospital -- The Laconia: A Sinking and a Rescue -- Spies, Duty, and the Turning of the Battle Tide -- Passages So Far from Home -- Sonny
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681771304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn948520404
  • 1605213
  • (OCoLC)948520404

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