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The Resource Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett, James Sullivan

Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett, James Sullivan

Label
Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett
Title
Unsinkable
Title remainder
five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett
Statement of responsibility
James Sullivan
Title variation
  • Five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett
  • 5 men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents the true story of a U.S. Navy destroyer that inspired the writings of John Ford and Herman Wouk, drawing on the journals and other writings of five shipmates who witnessed the Anzio attacks and D-Day invasion
  • The Plunkett's defining moment was at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship in an assault so savage, so prolonged, and so deadly that one Navy commander was hard-pressed to think of another destroyer that had endured what Plunkett had. After a three-month overhaul Plunkett (DD-431) plunged back into the war at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and once again into battle during the invasion of Southern France-- perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre. Sullivan traces the individual journeys of five incredibly brave men whose stories play out on the decks of the Plunkett in the Mediterranean. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, James
Dewey number
  • 940.545973
  • 940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D774.P58
LC item number
S85 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plunkett (Destroyer)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Sailors
Label
Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett, James Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-399)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of crew members -- The dawn. The goddamned harbor ; Boston ; Underway ; Overland ; Casablanca ; Steaming as before -- The Med. Thornton, Colorado ; Sicily ; Palermo ; The boot ; Readying ; Salerno -- The dusk. Overland, Missouri ; The fall ; Anzio ; Aftermath -- Appendix: Killed and missing in action at Anzio
Control code
on1224520541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982147631
Lccn
2020070024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1224520541
Label
Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett, James Sullivan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-399)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of crew members -- The dawn. The goddamned harbor ; Boston ; Underway ; Overland ; Casablanca ; Steaming as before -- The Med. Thornton, Colorado ; Sicily ; Palermo ; The boot ; Readying ; Salerno -- The dusk. Overland, Missouri ; The fall ; Anzio ; Aftermath -- Appendix: Killed and missing in action at Anzio
Control code
on1224520541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 399 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982147631
Lccn
2020070024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1224520541

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