The Ship That Never Was

Author: B.J. BRYAN

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456877682

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 3378


"The United States Merchant Marine provided the greatest sealift in history between the production army at home and the fighting forces scattered around the globe in World War II. The prewar total of 55,000 experienced mariners was increased to over 215,000 through U. S. Maritime Service training programs. Merchant ships faced danger from submarines, mines, armed raiders, and destroyers, aircraft (kamikaze), and the element. About 8,300 mariners were killed at sea, 12.00 wounded of whom at least, 1, 100 died from their wounds, and 663 men and women were taken prisoner. Some were blown to death, some incinerated, some drowned, some froze and some starved. Many died in prison camps or aboard Japanese ships while being transported to other camps. 31 ships vanished without a trace to a watery grave. ( Total killed estimated 9,300) "

The Ship that Never was

Author: Mickey Spillane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553203806

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 2242


Larry and Josh rescue an ancient sailor adrift in a mysterious longboat and soon find themselves involved in finding a lost island and restoring a missing heir to the throne of a kingdom.

The Ship That Never Was

Author: Adam Courtenay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733338571

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7574


The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller In 1828, James Porter, sailor, chancer, illywhacker, found himself on a ship bound for Van Diemen's Land, having been convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs. After several escape attempts from the notorious penal colony, Porter, who told authorities he was a 'beer-machine maker', was sent to Sarah Island, known in Van Diemen's Land as 'hell on earth'. Many tried to escape the island, few succeeded. But when Governor George Arthur announced that Sarah Island would closed down and the prisoners moved to the new penal station of Port Arthur, Porter, along with a motley crew of other prisoners, pulled off an audacious escape. Commandeering the ship they'd been building to transport them to Port Arthur, the escapees sailed all the way to Chile. What happened next is stranger than fiction, a fitting outcome for this true-life picaresque tale. The Ship That Never Was is an entertaining and rollicking story from our past by an exciting new voice in popular history. James Porter, whose memoirs were the inspiration for Marcus Clarke's For the Term of his Natural Life, is an original Australian larrikin whose ingenuity, ability to talk himself out of a tight corner and refusal to buckle under authority makes him an irresistible anti-hero in the tradition of Ned Kelly.

A Mickey Spillane Companion

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 8267


Hundreds of A-Z entries detail the plots and characters of one of America's greatest mystery writers.

Katia and Karoly - The Love Story That Never Was

Author: Michael Fitzalan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 129189070X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1859


This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family protected Katia and other Jewish refugees who were trying to escape the advance of Nazi Germany, from the west, and the advancing Russian’s ‘Red Army’ and their Romanian allies, to the east; Karoly was a teenage boy who was used as human-shield by Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. After the war, he was sent to prison while Hungary was under communist control. He was committed as a political prisoner for being a member of the Independent Small-holders Party, the communist party’s only serious political rival. Under the communist regime, anyone who held authority in the community was a threat and Karoly was arrested under a trumped up charge. He was sent to Márianosztra where he was given the option of starvation or working as a miner in a forced labour camp. Karoly worked in a coalmine until he escaped the cruel communist regime in 1956.

The Search That Never Was

Author: J. L. Wright

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625166796

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 9366


The Search That Never Was is the true story of a more than ten-year effort to find the facts surrounding the disappearance of the author's uncle, Lloyd Richard Morgan, a World War II U.S. Navy aviation radioman 2nd class. Aboard a Navy B-24 bomber that left Carney Field on Guadalcanal for a mission on July 17, 1943, Lloyd's plane failed to return. The book not only reveals what happened to the aircraft and crew, but moves through the process of search and recovery of missing-in-action personnel after World War II and up to the present day. A major portion of the story concerns the search that the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps conducted in 1948-49 throughout the islands of the South Pacific. The log of that search, which was only declassified in 2010, reveals some very surprising facts that have never before been made public. The book is occasionally funny, often sad, and reveals startling facts surrounding the attempted recovery of WWII MIAs in the South Pacific.

Final Voyages

Author: Kermit Bonner

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563112892

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 2466


What finally happened to the USS Arkansas, the Pennsylvania, the Saratoga? Naval historian Kermit (Kit) H. Bonner follows the stories of more than 30 battleships, cruisers and destroyers to their final destinations. Some survive as public museums, some became foreign naval vessels, others wound up in scrapyards or rest eternally at the bottom of the sea. Hundreds of one-of-a-kind photos illustrate the proud heritage of these former rulers of the waves, as well as the men who sailed them.

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736800746

Category: Fiction

Page: 834

View: 6662


Moby Dick is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. The work is an epic sea story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale. A contemporary commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation rose during the twentieth century. D.H. Lawrence called it "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Jorge Luis Borges praised the style: "Unforgettable phrases abound." Today it is considered one of the Great American Novels and a leading work of American Romanticism. The opening line, "Call me Ishmael," is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. Ishmael then narrates the voyage of the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ahab has one purpose: revenge on Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and the process of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God. Melville uses a wide range of styles and literary devices ranging from lists and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions, soliloquies, and asides.

Lonely Planet Tasmania

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 183869661X

Category:

Page: 547

View: 5017


Lonely Planet's Tasmania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike Cradle Mountain, discover historic Port Arthur, and raft the Franklin River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tasmania and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Tasmania Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak NEW top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection of Tasmania's best experiences and where to have them What's NEW feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas Planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Over 50 maps Covers Hobart & around, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, the Southeast, Midlands & Central Highlands, the East Coast, Launceston & around, Devonport & the Northwest, Cradle Country & the West The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Tasmania, our most comprehensive guide to Tasmania, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Hobart, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Australia for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)