HEROES IN DUNGAREES

If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
HEROES IN DUNGAREES
The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591140993
  • Binding: Paperback & Ebook
  • Era: World War II
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Subject: Merchant Marine
  • Date Available: March 2006
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
$27.95 List Price
$22.36 Member Price
Or Purchase as an Ebook
Full Description:

A World War II merchant seaman, John Bunker takes a thorough look at the American merchant marines' significant contributions to the war effort. There are plenty of fascinating facts about their extensive supply operations, but the focus of the book is on the men and their often-heroic actions. Bunker draws from his own experiences to describe the action at sea and also includes the personal stories of many other civilian participants. It is an engaging portrayal of the courage, bravery, and ingenuity demonstrated by these merchant seamen. All theaters of operation using U.S. merchant ships are covered; in addition, Bunker provides information on events before the country entered the war when efforts were being made to build more ships and to recruit the men necessary to crew the huge fleet.

John Bunker, a merchant seaman from 1942 to 1945, served in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, Middle East, and Mediterranean theaters and later enjoyed a distinguished career in maritime affairs before becoming a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor and San Diego Tribune.  He died in 2003.

More by this Author

HEROES IN DUNGAREES
The most complete study of the wartime merchant marine ever published, this book is filled with... Read More
HEROES IN DUNGAREES
A World War II merchant seaman, John Bunker takes a thorough look at the American merchant marines... Read More

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

Customer Reviews
Reviews
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Average Customer Reviews
Stars

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Tue, 2014-10-14

Please join us for the launch of a new Maritime Security Dialogue series, featuring: Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, Chief...

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

2015 WEST Conference

View All

From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2014-10-26

"Meet the Author & Book Talk"

Mon, 2014-10-27

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership