Rise To Victory

Author: R. Cameron Cooke
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440622830
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The acclaimed author of the USA Today bestseller Pride Runs Deep returns to the pulse-pounding depths of international suspense as an undersea war is waged… Returning from deployment in the Middle East, attack sub USS Providence has received emergency tasking orders only miles from homeport. The mission: head for Indonesia and evacuate U.S. citizens endangered by a violent rebellion. Positioned on the front lines of the war on terrorism, the hunters of the USS Providence are now the hunted as they become engaged with a rebel sub in an epic undersea duel. And only the victor can surface alive.

Between The Hunters And The Hunted

Author: Steven Wilson
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 078603307X
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From Steven Wilson, whose gripping debut, Voyage of the Gray Wolves, was hailed as "a taut, suspenseful, engaging, and frightening saltwater thriller"* comes a story of the world at war, of two countries bound together by hope--and the common foe that could destroy that hope in one devastating strike. . . In the early days of World War II, Great Britain is fighting for its life. With the Nazi Luftwaffe and U-boat wolfpacks bearing down, they've never needed America more. In secret, Winston Churchill travels by sea to Newfoundland to meet with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When the Nazis learn of the meeting, they deploy their greatest weapon--the Sea Lion, a juggernaut even more dangerous than the sunken Bismark. Its sole mission--track and destroy Churchill's convoy. But in the prime minister's protective Naval cordon is the HMS Firedancer, commanded by Captain George Hardy. A veteran of too many hard-fought battles, Hardy struggles to balance duty and honor against the destruction he has wrought in the service of his country. But his most daunting task is still to come. Now, in the merciless North Atlantic, the pride of the Nazi fleet will confront the defiant might of the Allies--with the fate of the war lying in the hands of the victor. . . "A gripping, superbly told story of war at sea." --Peter Sasgen, author of War Plan Red

Dead Wake

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0553446754
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#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

Dawn Of Infamy

Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030682504X
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As the Pearl Harbor attack began, a U.S. cargo ship a thousand miles away in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean mysteriously vanished along with her crew. What happened, and why? On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack by a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier Cynthia Olson and her crew vanished without a trace, their disappearance all but forgotten as the mighty warships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet burned. The story of the Cynthia Olson's mid-ocean encounter with the Japanese submarine I-26 is both a classic high-seas drama and one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. Did I-26's commander, Minoru Yokota, sink the freighter before the attack on Pearl Harbor began? Did the cargo ship's 35-man crew survive in lifeboats that drifted away into the vast Pacific, or were they machine-gunned to death? Was the Cynthia Olson the first American casualty of the Pacific War, and could her SOS have changed the course of history? Based on years of research, Dawn of Infamy explores both the military and human aspects of the Cynthia Olson story, bringing to life a complex tale of courage, tenacity, hubris, and arrogance in the opening hours of America's war in the Pacific.

The Ghost From The Grand Banks

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325487
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Two years before the centennial anniversary of the Titanic’s demise, two powerful corporations are competing to raise the two halves of the famous ship. But what they find deep beneath the ocean’s surface is more than they bargained for: six perfectly preserved bodies, including one of a beautiful woman who was not listed among the ship’s original passengers. Who was she—and what was her secret? The mission to find out becomes all-consuming—and, for some, deadly. This fast-paced tale combines a centuries-old mystery with thoroughly modern suspense—and Clarke’s unmatched vision of future technologies.

Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels 17 The Mystery Of The Pirate Ship

Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Papercutz
ISBN: 1629914959
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The Pirate Cats travel to the 18th Century to do what they do best... be pirates! So they steal an old ship sailing on the Indian Ocean to pillage the East India Company's merchant ships! It's up to Geronimo Stilton to travel through time, become a sailor, and stop the cats from changing history forever! Will Geronimo get his sea legs in time to save the day?

Exploring The Deep

Author: James Cameron
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608871223
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Having undertaken more than thirty dives to the wreck of Titanic, acclaimed director James Cameron has probably gained more firsthand insight into the sinking of the ship than any person alive today. Now, more than one hundred years after the tragedy, Exploring the Deep provides a thrilling account of his remarkable expeditions and the incredible technological innovations that made them possible. Capturing all the excitement, danger, and wonder of these pioneering expeditions, Exploring the Deep also examines the legacy of Cameron's explorations and the considerable impact they have made on our understanding of the disaster. Showcasing a treasure trove of never-before-seen images captured inside previously unreachable areas of the wreck, is a dazzling visual chronicle of Cameron's expeditions that will enthrall experts and casual readers alike. Also featuring Cameron's exclusive dive journal and previously unpublished visual elements, including dive maps and personal photographs, this book is an emotional and evocative examination of the wreck from one of the most exciting figures in both filmmaking and exploration. Bolstered by contributors from three of the world's foremost Titanic experts, Don Lynch, Ken Marschall, and Parks Stephenson, Exploring the Deep is the definitive book on Cameron's expeditions and the last word on a historical event that continues to shock and beguile.

101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic Butdidn T

Author: Tim Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558938
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April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate.

Gone To Sea In A Bucket

Author: David Black
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503947498
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Like all young men of a certain age, Harry Gilmour had his own notion of how a naval battle should be. This wasn't it. Norway, 1940: Sub Lieutenant Harry Gilmour's first encounter with battleship action is not the adventure he had hoped for. Faced with a thankless task and ill equipped to handle it, Gilmour's inexperience leads to a damning allegation. His future hangs in the balance. But then Lieutenant Peter Dumaresq steps in to offer him a lifeline--an advanced navigation course that will take him aboard a crack submarine, HMS Pelorus, under the command of a Royal Navy hero. Faced with a possible court martial, Harry chooses life underwater. Once aboard, however, Harry is confronted for the first time by the full horror of submarine warfare. If he can just overcome his fears, it will be the making of him. Because survival itself is the challenge now. For Harry and the rest of the crew, the next depth charge could be the one that sinks them.

So You Don T Get Lost In The Neighborhood

Author: Patrick Modiano
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544635078
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“Modiano is an ideal writer to gorge on . . . A moody, delectable noir.” — The New Yorker “The best kind of mystery, the kind that never stops haunting you.” — Entertainment Weekly “A work of melancholic beauty . . . Sincere, shattering, magnificent.” — L’Express In the stillness of his Paris apartment, Jean Daragane has built a life of total solitude. Then a surprising phone call shatters the silence of an unusually hot September, and the threatening voice on the other end of the line leaves Daragane wary but irresistibly curious. Almost at once, he finds himself entangled with a shady gambler and a beautiful, fragile young woman, who draw Daragane into the mystery of a decades-old murder. The investigation will force him to confront the memory of a trauma he had all but buried. This masterly novel penetrates the deepest enigmas of identity and compels us to ask whether we ever know who we truly are. “Moody . . . Lyrical . . . A pleasure.” — Kirkus Reviews “A writer unlike any other and a worthy recipient of the Nobel.” — Wall Street Journal