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The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men

“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 heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews 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), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From 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 ashore. As 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 dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

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Genre : History
Author : William Geroux
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-04-19
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780698184725


Stay

Stay

My heart matters. I don’t want a broken heart. The whole of me is already broken. After losing pieces of my memory in a brutal assault, I know better than to get involved with the new guy in the building. Brooks Hunter is dangerously sexy with his piercing gaze and ripped body beneath his well-fitted suit. He can have any woman, yet he wants me. I don’t deny our instant spark, but I can’t understand his attraction. I’m plain and skinny, wear ugly owl glasses and my monotone black hair is piled high on top of my head. “Invite me in. Otherwise, I can’t stay.” He says we know one another. I swear I’ve never met him. A woman can’t forget his type of sexy—mouthwatering and panty-melting hot. But his eyes are familiar, and I can’t shake the suspicion he had something to do with my assault. When he reveals the unbelievable truth behind the story of how we’re connected, he rocks the very foundation of my safe world. Will I demand he takes a much-deserved hike? Or will I ask him… to stay?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ashlyn Mathews
Publisher : Commencement Bay Publishing
Release : 2021-04-19
Total Pages : 90 Pages
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A Continuation Of The Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

A Continuation Of The Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

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Genre : Comedians
Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
Publisher :
Release : 1839
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048010677


The Life And Correspondence Of Charles Mathews The Elder Comedian

The Life And Correspondence Of Charles Mathews The Elder Comedian

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Genre : Actors
Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
Publisher :
Release : 1860
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : CHI:087516082


Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

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Genre : Comedians
Author : Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson)
Publisher :
Release : 1839
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HNNWF6


Mrs Mathews

Mrs Mathews

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Genre :
Author : Frances Milton Trollope
Publisher :
Release : 1851
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PRNC:32101067179463


Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews

Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian By Mrs Mathews

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Author : Mrs. Anne MATHEWS (Actress.)
Publisher :
Release : 1839
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BL:A0023651812


Belgravia A London Magazine Conducted By M E Braddon

Belgravia A London Magazine Conducted By M E Braddon

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Genre :
Author : Belgravia
Publisher :
Release : 1866
Total Pages : 2 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:555043981


Mathews County

Mathews County

In a world that moves at a faster pace with every technological advance, the tempo of Mathews County remains relatively unchanged: pleasingly slow. As big box retailers homogenize nearby areas with a plethora of seemingly endless department stores, restaurant chains, and shopping centers, Mathews clings firmly and proudly to its rural charm and unspoiled natural beauty.

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Genre : History
Author : Janice C. Vogel
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 95 Pages
ISBN : 0738588237


Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

Memoirs Of Charles Mathews Comedian

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Genre :
Author : Anne Mathews
Publisher :
Release : 1839
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB10064956