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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
Creator
Contributor
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
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1955-
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Tougias, Mike
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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O'Leary, Alison
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  • Downs family
  • 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
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948520404
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
(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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948520404
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
(OCoLC)948520404

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