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Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II Paperback – Illustrated, November 4, 2008
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About the Author
Bruce Henderson has written more than twenty books, including the national bestseller Hero Found and Rescue at Los Baños. Henderson served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61) during the Vietnam War. He lives in Menlo Park, California.
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0061173177
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061173172
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Harper Perennial; Illustrated edition (November 4, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #723,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This account introduces you to crewmembers and their love for their ships as well as their families. It also delves into the mistakes made by designers of these fateful ships.
You will feel that you are in the midst of this terrible typhoon, (later named 'Cobra).
This just might be one of your favorites on history, heroism and the power of the sea.
Henderson also carefully sets the stage for what could probably have been an avoidable tragedy by analyzing the decisions and compromises that were the result of command egos and the exigencies of war. When the catastrophe finally struck, Henderson's vivid portrayal made me feel as though I was alongside the brave sailors as they were fighting for their lives against the wind and the seas. I highly recommend Bruce Henderson's "Down to the Sea." The book is breathtaking and haunting and will stay with the reader long after the final page is read.
A Terrific and Terrible read. If you want to know what it's like to be in Monster Storm and know Fear and God...this is the book.....Enjoy.