The Terrible Hours

The Terrible Hours The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

Paperback (05 Apr 2001) | English

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Synopsis

On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived in the stricken vessel. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension onshore, their ultimate fate would depend upon one man, US Navy officer Charles 'Swede' Momsen - an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of action. In this thrilling true story, prize-winning author Peter Maas vividly re-creates a moment-by-moment account of the disaster and the man at its centre. Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Or had all his pioneering work been in vain?'Gripping' New York Times'A white knuckle read' Publishers Weekly

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Ebury Press

Ebury Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780091879372
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.123091631
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 176g
Height: 175mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 24mm