SOLE SURVIVORS OF THE SEA

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SOLE SURVIVORS OF THE SEA
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591149439
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
  • Era: World War II
  • Number of Pages: 218
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  • Date Available: March 2008
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The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver are based on a wide array of sources, including interviews with the survivors and their families and official records to back up their accuracy. Most took place in World War II, when the navies and merchant fleets of many nations roamed the seas. Each story is one of boundless courage, a tenacious will to survive, and, in many cases, good luck.

James E. Wise Jr., a retired naval aviator and intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, is the author and co-author of many books, including Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts, Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services, and U-505: The Final Journey. He lives in Alexandria, VA.

James E. Wise, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) became a naval aviator after graduation from Northwestern University in 1953. He served as ship's Intelligence Officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS America (CVA-66) during the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors--and later in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. He subsequently commanded various naval intelligence units. Since retirement from the Navy, Captain Wise has held several senior executive posts in private sector companies. Known for his strong ties to actors in Hollywood, Mr. Wise has written and co-authored more than a dozen books, many of them featuring stories of movie actors who served in the armed forces. They include the Naval Institute Press titles Stars in Blue, Stars in the Corps, and International Stars at War.

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