Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the authors featured in this collection of works by eminent American writers who shared a common experience: service in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard during World War II. Best-selling novelists, historians, science writers, and journalists, most of these authors are well known—Herman Wouk, James Michener, Alex Haley, Russell Baker, Edward L. Beach, Carl ...
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Authors at Sea
Modern American Writers Remember Their Naval Service
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Disaster on the Mississippi
The Sultana Explosion, April 27, 1865
At two o’clock in the morning on 27 April 1865, seven miles north of Memphis on the Mississippi, the sidewheel steamboat Sultana’s boilers suddenly exploded. Legally registered to carry 376 people, the boat was packed with 2,100 recently released Union prisoners-of-war. Over 1,700 people died, making it the worst marine disaster in U.S. history. This book looks at the ...
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