The Mathews Men

Written By William Geroux
The Mathews Men
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 19 April 2016
  • ISBN : 0698184726
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Mathews Men written by William Geroux which was release on 19 April 2016, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men
  • Author : William Geroux
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of ...

The Payment

The Payment
  • Author : Mysty McPartland
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : When she snubs and embarrasses him, Dane wants nothing but to seek his revenge. In a poker game, he wins everything her brother owns but instead of taking his ranch or money, he wants his sister to marry him. His only problem though is taking her home to face his ...

The Ghost Ships of Archangel

The Ghost Ships of Archangel
  • Author : William Geroux
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : An extraordinary story of survival and alliance during World War II: the icy journey of four Allied ships crossing the Arctic to deliver much needed supplies to the Soviet war effort. On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further ...

Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States

Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States
  • Author : Nelle Kellem (Rhea) White
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : Download or read online Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States written by Nelle Kellem (Rhea) White, published by which was released on 1961. Get Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Mathews Light Artillery

The Mathews Light Artillery
  • Author : George L. Sherwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Mathews County

Mathews County
  • Author : Sara E. Lewis
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 127
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : The proud rural charm and enchanting waterfront setting of Mathews are beloved features of this coastal county. Located on the northeast tip of the Tidewater region's Middle Peninsula, the land faces the winds and tides of the Chesapeake Bay head-on. Mathews is bordered by the Piankatank River to the north ...

Beyond the Orange Moon

Beyond the Orange Moon
  • Author : Adrienne Frances
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2014-11-06
  • Total pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : Sometimes fate strikes in unexpected ways. Lucy Dalton was tired of living a life she didn't want. Charlie Mathews was living the life he always wanted. But one night, fate changes the course of their lives forever. A year later, Lucy and Charlie's paths meet again, igniting a spark that ...

Man Up

Man Up
  • Author : Ross Mathews
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : In this hilarious and inspirational memoir, Ross Mathews -- best known as "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- chronicles his life growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being ...

A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian

A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews  Comedian
  • Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : Download or read online A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian written by Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson), published by which was released on 1839. Get A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Thunder in the West

Thunder in the West
  • Author : Richard W. Etulain
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : Even before he was shot and killed in 1881, Billy the Kid’s charisma and murderous career were generating stories that belied his brief life—and that only multiplied, growing to legendary proportions after his death at age twenty-one. In Thunder in the West, Richard W. Etulain takes the true measure ...

Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian

Memoirs of Charles Mathews  Comedian
  • Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson),Charles Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews

Memoirs of Charles Mathews  Comedian  By Mrs  Mathews
  • Author : Mrs. Anne MATHEWS (Actress.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1839
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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Summary : Download or read online Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews written by Mrs. Anne MATHEWS (Actress.), published by which was released on 1839. Get Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Rural Californian

Rural Californian
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Total pages : 212
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The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698184726
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