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The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men
Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

by William Geroux

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0698184726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“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 Light Artillery

The Mathews Light Artillery
Pennicks Pittsylvania Artillery ; Young's Halifax Light Artillery, & Johnson's Jackson Flying Artillery

by George L. Sherwood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mathews County

Mathews County
A Book

by Sara E. Lewis

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780738553030
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 and the Mobjack Bay and its tributaries to the southwest. Home to powerful Powhatan Indians, it first was settled by Englishmen in the 17th century. The land was part of York and then Gloucester and became a separate county in 1791, renowned for its shipbuilding industry. Through the 21st century, Mathews County has served up fish and shellfish, vegetables and flowers, and music and crafts to neighbors, visitors, and merchants from other East Coast towns and beyond.

The Ghost Ships of Archangel

The Ghost Ships of Archangel
The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

by William Geroux

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-05-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0525557474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard; from the Royal Navy Reserve, Lt. Leo Gradwell was given command of the HMT Ayrshire, a fishing trawler that had been converted into an antisubmarine vessel. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance.

A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian

A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian
A Book

by Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States

Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States
A Book

by Nelle Kellem (Rhea) White

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews

Memoirs of Charles Mathews
Comedian

by Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thunder in the West

Thunder in the West
The Life and Legends of Billy the Kid

by Richard W. Etulain

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2020-07-09
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0806168056
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of Billy, the man and the legend, and presents the clearest picture yet of his life and his ever-shifting place and presence in the cultural landscape of the Old West. Billy the Kid—born Henry McCarty in 1859, and also known as William H. Bonney—emerges from these pages in all his complexity, at once a gentleman and gregarious companion, and a thief and violent murderer. Tapping new depths of research, Etulain traces Billy’s short life from his mysterious origins in the East through his wanderings in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. As we move from his peripatetic early years through the wild West to his fatal involvement in the Lincoln County Wars, we see the impressionable boy give way to the conflicted young man and, finally, to the opportunistic and often amoral outlaw who was out for himself, for revenge, and for whatever he could steal along the way. Against this deftly drawn portrait, Etulain considers the stories and myths spawned by Billy’s life and death. Beginning with the dime novels featuring Billy the Kid, even during his lifetime, and ranging across the myriad newspaper accounts, novels, and movies that alternately celebrated his outlaw life and condemned his exploits, Etulain offers a uniquely informed view of the changing interpretations that have shaped and reshaped the reputation of this enduring icon of the Old West. In his portrayal, Billy the Kid lives on, not as a cut-throat desperado or a young charmer but as both—hero and villain, myth and man, fully realized in this twenty-first-century interpretation.

John Joseph Mathews

John Joseph Mathews
Life of an Osage Writer

by Michael Snyder

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2017-05-11
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0806158840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Joseph Mathews (1894–1979) is one of Oklahoma’s most revered twentieth-century authors. An Osage Indian, he was also one of the first Indigenous authors to gain national renown. Yet fame did not come easily to Mathews, and his personality was full of contradictions. In this captivating biography, Michael Snyder provides the first book-length account of this fascinating figure. Known as “Jo” to all his friends, Mathews had a multifaceted identity. A novelist, naturalist, biographer, historian, and tribal preservationist, he was a true “man of letters.” Snyder draws on a wealth of sources, many of them previously untapped, to narrate Mathews’s story. Much of the writer’s family life—especially his two marriages and his relationships with his two children and two stepchildren—is explored here for the first time. Born in the town of Pawhuska in Indian Territory, Mathews attended the University of Oklahoma before venturing abroad and earning a second degree from Oxford. He served as a flight instructor during World War I, traveled across Europe and northern Africa, and bought and sold land in California. A proud Osage who devoted himself to preserving Osage culture, Mathews also served as tribal councilman and cultural historian for the Osage Nation. Like many gifted artists, Mathews was not without flaws. And perhaps in the eyes of some critics, he occupies a nebulous space in literary history. Through insightful analysis of his major works, especially his semiautobiographical novel Sundown and his meditative Talking to the Moon, Snyder revises this impression. The story he tells, of one remarkable individual, is also the story of the Osage Nation, the state of Oklahoma, and Native America in the twentieth century.

Mrs. Mathews

Mrs. Mathews
Or, Family Mysteries. A Novel

by Frances Milton Trollope

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian

Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian
A Book

by Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson),Charles Mathews

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gentleman's Magazine

The Gentleman's Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Run the Storm

Run the Storm
A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro

by George Michelsen Foy

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2019-08-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501184903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” (Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers)—the 2015 mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle, taking with it thirty-three lives. On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire crew plummeted to the bottom of the ocean, three miles down. It was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen? Relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings, as well as on numerous interviews, George Michelsen Foy brings us “the most insightful exploration of this unthinkable disaster” (Outside), a story that lasts only a few days, but which grows almost intolerably suspenseful as deep-rooted flaws leading to the disaster inexorably link together and worsen. We see captain, engineers, and crew fight for their lives, and hear their actual words (as recorded on the ship’s black box) while the hurricane relentlessly tightens its noose around the ship. We watch, minute by minute, all that is happening on board—the ship’s mysterious tilt to one side, worried calls to the engine room, ship-to-shore reports, the courage of the men and women as they fight to survive, and the berserk ocean’s savage consumption of the massive hull. And through it all, the pain and ultimate resilience of the families of El Faro’s crew. Now with a new afterword, this “tour de force of nautical expertise” (Ocean Navigator) is a masterwork of stunning power.

Earnings and Employment Data for Wage and Salary Workers Covered Under Social Security by State and County

Earnings and Employment Data for Wage and Salary Workers Covered Under Social Security by State and County
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian. By Mrs. Mathews

Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian. By Mrs. Mathews
A Book

by Mrs. Anne MATHEWS (Actress.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1839
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The "A. L. A." Index

The 'A. L. A.' Index
An Index to General Literature, Biographical, Historical, and Literary Essays and Sketches, Reports and Publications of Boards and Societies Dealing with Education, Health, Labor, Charities and Corrections, Etc., Etc

by American Library Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raising a Son

Raising a Son
Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

by Don Elium,Jeanne Elium

  • Publisher : Celestial Arts
  • Release : 2012-01-04
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0307785769
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boys pose special challenges for today’s stressed parents. In Raising A Son, the Eliums embrace the challenges--and the joys--of raising boys with compassion, commitment, experience, patience, and humor. This fully updated and expanded edition follows the psychological development of boys from infancy to young adulthood. Look for new sections on: • media and violence • the “boy code” • age-appropriate morality • the out-of-control son • triggers for aggression • when and how to get help • coping with guilt • the highly sensitive son • triggers for withdrawal • why he gets overwhelmed • hypersensitivity and ADD • the right role models

The Payment

The Payment
The Mathews Men Book One: Dane

by Mysty McPartland

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2010-06-03
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781453611029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 brothers because he know all hell will break out when he brings his wife home. Furious, India might have no choice but to be used as payment for her brothers gambling debt but she swears to make the despicable reprobates life a living hell. But when he catches her after running away she can no longer deny the attraction she feels towards him or the pleasure she finds in his arms. Now all she can hope for is that her marriage can survive facing the mob of woman hating men that were his brothers.

Catalogue of the Library of the Young Men's Association of Buffalo ...

Catalogue of the Library of the Young Men's Association of Buffalo ...
A Book

by Young Men's Association, Buffalo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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