The Resource The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America, Ed Offley

The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America, Ed Offley

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The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America
Title
The burning shore
Title remainder
how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America
Statement of responsibility
Ed Offley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft peppered the water with depth charges, but to no avail. Within the next twenty-four hours, a fourth ship lay at the bottom of the channel--all victims of twenty-nine-year-old Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen and his crew aboard the German U-boat U-701. In The Burning Shore, acclaimed military reporter Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America's East Coast during the first half of 1942, using the story of Degen's three war patrols as a lens through which to view this forgotten chapter of World War II. For six months, German U-boats prowled the waters off the Eastern Seaboard, sinking merchant ships with impunity, and threatening to sever the lifeline of supplies flowing from America to Great Britain. Degen's successful infiltration of the Chesapeake Bay in mid-June drove home the U-boats' success, and his spectacular attack terrified the American public as never before. But Degen's cruise was interrupted less than a month later, when U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant Harry J. Kane and his aircrew spotted the silhouette of U-701 offshore. The ensuing clash signaled a critical turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic--and set the stage for an unlikely friendship between two of the episode's survivors. A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, The Burning Shore leads readers into a little-known theater of World War II, where Hitler's U-boats came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic before American sailors and airmen could finally drive them away"--
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Offley, Edward
Dewey number
940.54/51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D781
LC item number
.O44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
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The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America, Ed Offley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-296) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle offshore -- Preparing to fight -- The gathering storm -- First moves -- War in the ether -- Operation Drumbeat -- Horrific losses -- Paranoia -- Unprepared defenders -- To America, with mines -- The War comes home -- Hunter and hunted -- The ordeal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780465029617
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310544
  • 407151
  • (OCoLC)ocn853310544
  • 407151
Label
The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America, Ed Offley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle offshore -- Preparing to fight -- The gathering storm -- First moves -- War in the ether -- Operation Drumbeat -- Horrific losses -- Paranoia -- Unprepared defenders -- To America, with mines -- The War comes home -- Hunter and hunted -- The ordeal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780465029617
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)853310544
  • 407151
  • (OCoLC)ocn853310544
  • 407151

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