The Resource The luck of the draw: : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service, C. Kenneth Ruiz with John Bruning, (ebook)

The luck of the draw: : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service, C. Kenneth Ruiz with John Bruning, (ebook)

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The luck of the draw: : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service
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The luck of the draw:
Title remainder
the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service
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C. Kenneth Ruiz with John Bruning
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eng
Summary
A coin flip likely saved the life of Kenneth C. Ruiz. It was August 1942 and he was fresh out of the U.S. Naval Academy. He and a classmate flipped a coin to see who would stand watch on the bridge of their heavy cruiser, the USS Vincennes, off Savo Island as the Marines were landing on Guadalcanal. Ruiz was on the bridge when the ship took a direct hit and sank. He ended up in the Pacific without a life jacket, but his classmate and the entire radio room crew perished in the attack. "The luck of the draw" is a recurring theme in this powerful memoir. Following the demise of the Vincennes, Ruiz volunteered to serve on submarines for the balance of the war and had numerous harrowing experiences. He spent most of his time on the USS Pollack, which was sub-standard in terms of technology, but was still deadly and made a significant impact on Japanese shipping in the far reaches of the Pacific. A worthy addition to the litany of WWII books on submariners, The Luck of the Draw is filled with heartbreaking stories of how the smallest decisions made the difference between life and death for soldiers and sailors in the war
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Midwest
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Ruiz, Kenneth C
Dewey number
940.5451092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Bruning, John R
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  • Ruiz, C. Kenneth
  • Pollack (Submarine)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vincennes (Cruiser : CA-44)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sailors
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adult
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The luck of the draw: : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service, C. Kenneth Ruiz with John Bruning, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781616737498
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11692757
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remote
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11692757
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MWT11692757
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The luck of the draw: : the memoir of a World War II submariner : from Savo Island to the silent service, C. Kenneth Ruiz with John Bruning, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616737498
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11692757
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11692757
System control number
MWT11692757
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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