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mathews mobile The Mathews download The Mathews Men eBookN on the coastal United States in 1942From 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 ashoreAs 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.

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❮Reading❯ ➷ The Mathews Men ➯ Author William Geroux – Ar1web.co Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping Daniel James Brown #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel one of the last unheralded heroicVividly drawn and emotionally gripping Daniel James Brown #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II the U boat assault off the American coast against the men of the US Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war and one community's monumental contribution to that effortMathews 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 US merchant mariners all suddenly found themselves suarely in the cross hairs of the U boats bearing dow.

N on the coastal United States in 1942From 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 ashoreAs 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.

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10 thoughts on “The Mathews Men

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBook”The US Merchant Marine’s fatality rate in World War II was approximately 39 percent one of every 26 mariners


  2. Marla Marla says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookI found this book very interesting I had no idea there were that many German U Boats on the coast of the US and in the Caribbean It's shocking how many ships were sunk by the U Boats and the US Government took their time with convoys to help these merchant marines A lot of the ship captains were from the same family and from the same small community of Mathews County Virginia It shocked me how these men would be torpedoed abandon ship survive in a lifeboat and then go back out again The water was where they felt they needed to be Anyone who is interested in World War II should read this book and see another side of the war A side that came very very close to our shores Very well written and informative The book kept my attentionI received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookAnother book let down by its subtitle Because while these seven intrepid brothers do appear this isn't their storyInstead it's the story of Matthews County as a whole and the inordinate number of men they sent down to the sea who had ships torpedoed from under them who didn't all return and who seem to have seen every port in the world on their travelsThere's not a great deal of narrative here apart from the arc of the war Instead it's a litany of sinkings and bravery Of close calls and unlucky decisions And while those don't get tiring how awe inspiring it is to read ordina


  4. Scott Scott says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookPopular culture in America generally teaches World War II using the 'highlights' method we invariably skip from Pearl Harbor to D Day glossing over the almost three year gap between the two events The Mathews Men by William Geroux performs the valuable service of reminding us that America's rising to the juggernaut that won WWII reuired a herculean labor and tremendous sacrificeTMM focuses on the good people of Mathews County Virginia a marshy lost point on the Chesapeake Bay Mathews County is filled with villages and hamlets and the locals are bo


  5. Donna Donna says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookI've had this book for a while and I'm glad I finally got around to reading it This was Nonfiction WWII Military History It is a book about the men from Mathews county Virginia It seemed like the best living for the male population in this county was at sea leaving the women at home to raise the children and grow the food During WWII the number of deaths at sea is a staggering number The U boats were deadly The men who were considered to be merchant marines were also considered to be volunteers at that time They ran supplies and whatever else was needed f


  6. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookIf you'll pardon the expression WWII history involving U boats and battles at sea just isn't in my wheelhouse but this book is a wee bit different First of all it focuses on the Merchant Marine and its involvement in the war which I knew nothing about and second the people highlighted in this book are rather uniue


  7. Lynn Pribus Lynn Pribus says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookAn interesting book on CD for me on several levels and a much longer review than usual We used to live on the Pouoson River not all that many miles south of Mathews But also interesting for the new information to me about U boats and WWII Lots of oh wow stats that I haven't completely retained since I often listen in bed so can't jot things downI had never known just how active U boats were off our coast for example Vessels were torpedoed and people ashore in Cape May and Virginia Beach could see them ablaze U boats set mines INSIDE the Chesapeake Bay sinking vessels U boats would target ships silhouetted against the lights of New York City and Virginia Beach There were not many U boats at the start of the war so the Germans named them U 456 or U 594 to make it seem like there were But even small wolf packs were deadly because the allies were sl


  8. Beth Beth says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookWilliam Geroux has written a totally eye opening book about the history of The Mathews Men and the Merchant Marines It not only tells the story of a small county in Mathews Virginia and it’s heritage with the sea it also tells how WWII forever changed the lives of the families living thereIt


  9. Tom Tom says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookThis is an excellent first book for the author The story takes place during the period of 1942 to the end of WWII William Geroux brings to life the story of the men who risked their lives in Merchant Marine delivering cargo in the shadow of Hitler's U Boats The book follows the lives of seven brothers their extended families and friends from Mathews County Virginia It was especially interesting to find out about the U Boat activities along the east coast and the Caribbean I highly recommend this book


  10. Twobchelm Twobchelm says:

    Epub William Geroux æ Epub The Mathews Men ePUB ñ The Mathews MOBI :Ç æ ar1web.co mathews mobile, The Mathews download, The Mathews Men eBookThis was a fact filled book full of interesting stories The Merchant Marines played such an important part in supplying our allies in WWII but were not value


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