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Sinopsis: The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only fourteen of its crew of eighty-six hands alive. After enduring eighteen hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their struggle for survival had just begun. On its first war patrol, the unlucky Flier made it from Pearl Harbor to Midway where it ran aground on a reef. After extensive repairs and a formal military inquiry, the Flier set out once again, this time completing a distinguished patrol from Pearl Harbor to Fremantle, Western Australia. Though the Flier's next mission would be its final one, that mission is important for several reasons: the story of the Flier's sinking illuminates the nature of World War II underwater warfare and naval protocol and demonstrates the high degree of cooperation that existed among submariners, coast watchers, and guerrillas in the Philippines. The eight sailors who survived the disaster became the first Americans of the Pacific war to escape from a sunken submarine and return safely to the United States. Their story of persistence and survival has all the elements of a classic World War II tale: sudden disaster, physical deprivation, a ruthless enemy, and a dramatic escape from behind enemy lines. In The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine, noted historian Michael Sturma vividly recounts a harrowing story of brave men who lived to return to the service of their country.
About the Author: Michael Sturma is chair of the history program at Murdoch University in Australia. He is the author of several books, including Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder and South Sea Maidens: Western Fantasy and Sexual Politics in the South Pacific.
Título: The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World...
Editorial: University Press of Kentucky
Año de publicación: 2008
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition.
Descripción The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2008. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. Illtd with maps and b/w photographs. Ex-lib, with the usual markings, else VG/VG in clear dust jacket cvr with the flaps taped to boards. Nº de ref. de la librería 22902
Descripción University Press of Kentucky. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 2721171657
Descripción University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Like New. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Nº de ref. de la librería 170918163
Descripción University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. First Edition. First Printing. Very Good in Very Good- unclipped dust jacket. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000330172
Descripción University Press of Kentucky, 2008. hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. 209 pp; Excellent brand new book; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. Nº de ref. de la librería 75145
Descripción University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition, First Printing. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall in blue boards backed in gray cloth spine. Near Fine book w/owner info front endpaper, else Fine in Fine unclipped DJ, now in clear cover. 209pp inc. Notes, Bibliography, Index; illustrated in b/w photos. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 020971
Descripción University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0813124816-2-4
Descripción 2008. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería TU-9780813124810
Descripción University of Kentucky, Ky., 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Fine. 1st Edition. This is a Very Fine (Unread) copy of the first edition (1st printing). Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 041417
Descripción The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2008. Estado de conservación: COME NUOVO. cm.16x23,5, pp.209, 8 tavv.in bn.ft., Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky 2008, cm.16x23,5, pp.209, 8 tavv.in bn.ft., leg.ed.in mz.tela, sovraccop.fig. Stato di nuovo. leg.ed.in mz.tela, sovraccop.fig. Stato di nuovo. Nº de ref. de la librería 170770