The Mathews Men

📒The Mathews Men ✍ William Geroux

✏Book Title : The Mathews Men
✏Author : William Geroux
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2016-04-19
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780698184725
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mathews Men Book Summary : “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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📒Mathews County ✍ Sara E. Lewis

✏Book Title : Mathews County
✏Author : Sara E. Lewis
✏Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 127
✏ISBN : 0738553034
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mathews County Book 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 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.

✏Book Title : Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607 1624 5 Families G P
✏Author : John Frederick Dorman
✏Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 1116
✏ISBN : 0806317639
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607 1624 5 Families G P Book Summary : "The foundation for this work is the Muster of Jan 1624/25 which had never before been printed in full."--Page xiii, volume 1.

✏Book Title : A Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian
✏Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
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✏Release Date : 1839
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✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105118197701
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian ✍ Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)

✏Book Title : Memoirs of Charles Mathews Comedian
✏Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
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✏Release Date : 1839
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✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105005408229
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Publications of the Virginia War History Commission
✏Author : Arthur Kyle Davis
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✏Release Date : 1926
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✏ISBN : WISC:89072976293
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Mathews Light Artillery Penicks Pittsylvania Artillery Young s Halifax Light Artillery Johnson s Jackson Flying Artillery
✏Author : George L. Sherwood
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✏Release Date : 1999-11-01
✏Pages : 104
✏ISBN : 1561901148
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✏Book Title : Minutes of Several Conversations at the Yearly Conference of the People Called Methodists
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✏Release Date : 1841
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✏ISBN : NYPL:33433070783372
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Corra Harris Lady Of Purpose ✍ John Erwin Talmadge

✏Book Title : Corra Harris Lady of Purpose
✏Author : John Erwin Talmadge
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1968
✏Pages : 179
✏ISBN : UCAL:B3688486
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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