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  • Down to the Sea

  • An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II
  • By: Bruce Henderson
  • Narrated by: Jon Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins

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Summary

This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four US Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. 

In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey neglected the Law of Storms, placing the mighty US Third Fleet in harm's way. Drawing on extensive interviews with nearly every living survivor and rescuer, as well as many families of lost sailors, transcripts and other records from naval courts of inquiry, ships' logs, personal letters, and diaries, Bruce Henderson finds some of the story's truest heroes exhibiting selflessness, courage, and even defiance.

©2007 Bruce Henderson (P)2022 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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  • Dylan
  • 05-08-22

very factual, good personal stories

very good story that draws you into the joys and hardships of the Navy. very factual and the writer did excellent research. A few narration mistakes and mispronounciation of words, but otherwise fantastic.

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  • Kevin Bishop
  • 08-05-22

Too many mispronunciations.

locations, Navy terms, just too many pronunciations. OOD, Officer of the Dock? Names of Pacific Islands.