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Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

Drury, Bob, (author.). Clavin, Thomas. (Added Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802143372
  • ISBN: 0802143377
  • Physical Description: xxi, 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Includes a powerful new afterword by the authors"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Book I: The fleet -- Book II: The storm -- Book III: The rescue -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Halsey, William Frederic, 1882-1959.
United States. Navy. Fleet, 3rd > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
Typhoons > History > 20th century.
Shipwrecks > Philippine Sea > History.
Survival.
Shipwreck survival.
Survival at sea.
Airplane crash survival.

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