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The Mathews men : (Record no. 118349)

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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780525428152
Qualifying information (hardcover)
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0525428151
Qualifying information (hardcover)
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)933727437
Canceled/invalid control number (OCoLC)915120539
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency TOH
Language of cataloging eng
Description conventions rda
Transcribing agency TOH
Modifying agency OCLCQ
-- YDXCP
-- BTCTA
-- BDX
-- OCLCQ
-- JO8
-- CGP
-- OQX
-- JP3
-- BUR
-- JOY
050 #4 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number D781
Item number .G47 2016
082 04 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 940.54/293092275531
Edition number 23
029 ## - OTHER SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER (OCLC)
OCLC library identifier 9780525428152
-- (hardcover)
029 ## - OTHER SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER (OCLC)
OCLC library identifier 0525428151
-- (hardcover)
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-- 915120539
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Geroux, William,
Relator term author.
9 (RLIN) 650087
245 14 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The Mathews men :
Remainder of title seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats /
Statement of responsibility, etc. William Geroux.
246 3# - VARYING FORM OF TITLE
Title proper/short title Mathews men :
Remainder of title 7 brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture New York, New York :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Viking,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice [2016]
264 #4 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice ©2016
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent ix, 390 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :
Other physical details illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ;
Dimensions 24 cm
336 ## - CONTENT TYPE
Content type term text
Content type code txt
Source rdacontent
336 ## - CONTENT TYPE
Content type term still image
Content type code sti
Source rdacontent
337 ## - MEDIA TYPE
Media type term unmediated
Media type code n
Source rdamedia
338 ## - CARRIER TYPE
Carrier type term volume
Carrier type code nc
Source rdacarrier
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-375) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note A gift from the predators -- Born to the water -- The Devil's shovel -- Missing -- Professional survivors -- "Off Hatteras the tankers sink" -- Killing ground to battleground -- "Avoid polar bear liver" -- Catastrophe -- "Please don't tell me" -- Counterattack -- The conveyor belt -- War's end -- Legacy -- The Mathews men and women.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. 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.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. One of the indelible images of World War II is of an explosion at sea-- a U-boat attack, a ship in flames, and an ocean full of men swimming for their lives. The Mathews Men tells the story of what it was like to be on those ships in an almost unknown epic sea battle that took place just off the coast of America. Its heroes were the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine, celebrated at long last in this book. Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay. Its men had gone to sea for generations, but in 1942, Mathews mariners suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of a lethal fleet of U-boats. The Germans were determined to sink every American merchant ship they could, to strangle the flow of fuel, arms, and supplies to the Allies. The U.S. Navy initially lacked the inclination and resources to protect the unarmed vessels, and the carnage was staggering. Ships were sometimes torpedoed before the eyes of tourists on American beaches. Nearly every family in tiny Mathews had a personal stake in the U-boat war, and none had a greater one than that of Captain Jesse and Henrietta Hodges and their seven sons. The Hodges family would experience the war from the Gulf of Mexico to the Indian Ocean to the Arctic Circle. Drawing on interviews with the last living Mathews mariners, family records, diaries, letters, and official documents, journalist William Geroux describes how men survived torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys-- only to ship out again as soon as they'd returned to safety. Merchant mariners often died terrible deaths, and suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the U.S. military except the Marines-- but were denied veterans benefits for decades. This is a story of valor without glory, of the men who made sure no Allied invasion force was ever thrown back into the sea for want of supplies or weaponry. Merchant mariners landed at D-Day and delivered the crew of the Enola Gay to the Pacific, and when the war was over, it was Merchant Marine ships that brought the troops home. Geroux evokes in vivid, human detail a war beyond the familiar battlefields and its toll on the families back home. Unrecognized by the government, unheralded in the history books, the achievements and sacrifices of the Merchant Marine have been largely ignored-until now.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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600 30 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Hodges family.
9 (RLIN) 578314
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element World War, 1939-1945
General subdivision Naval operations
-- Submarine.
9 (RLIN) 601213
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element World War, 1939-1945
General subdivision Naval operations, German.
9 (RLIN) 601215
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Merchant mariners
Geographic subdivision United States.
9 (RLIN) 610139
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Submarines (Ships)
Geographic subdivision Germany
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
9 (RLIN) 636437
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Merchant mariners
Geographic subdivision United States
Form subdivision Biography.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Brothers
Geographic subdivision Virginia
-- Mathews
Form subdivision Biography.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Submarines (Ships)
Geographic subdivision Germany.
9 (RLIN) 612310
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
General subdivision History, Naval
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Mathews County (Va.)
Form subdivision Biography.
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Mathews County (Va.)
General subdivision History, Naval
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
Holdings
Cancelled status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme In-house Status Not for loan Collection code Permanent Location Current Location Shelving location Date acquired Total Checkouts Total Renewals Full call number Barcode Date last seen Date last checked out Cost, replacement price Item type
          Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction 2017-06-21 8 3 940.54293 GER T00609337 2020-06-13 2020-05-29 35.75 Non-Fiction