The Last Voyage of the SS Henry Bacon Hardcover – October 15, 2001
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...brings to life the real dangers of a liberty ship crew in the Artic Sea north of Russia during World War II....a gripping tale of brave men at sea in the service of their country, working valiantly for the war effort and being ignored by their own government when medals were handed round.―Mike Ramsey in The Roanoke Times, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.
...Far more than an ordinary story as the narrative includes the American Merchant Marine, US Navy Armed Guard, Norwegian civilians and their daring rescue by Royal Navy destroyers, voyages to Russia, life in Murmansk and finally Convoy RA.64. All these ingredients have been woven into the meticulously researched account by the authors who were determined that this little known story of tragedy and heroism should be made known in its entirety.... A highly recommended readable book and a fine example of thorough research.―Richard Cornish, The Review, a quarterly journal of the Naval Historical Collectors and Research Association
"The authors transport the reader back to 1945 and the situation that the participants faced in that bleak Arctic Sea, through the use of oral histories, personnel interviews, and official reports. The Last Voyage of the SS Henry Bacon is a gripping sea story and conveys the imagery of what it was like to be merchant sailors and civilians caught up in the horror of the Second World War."―Professor Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Department of History, Methodist College
About the Author
Dr. Robert I. Alotta has been writing and getting published since the age of 14. He has written countless articles for academic journals and major and minor newspapers and magazines. Additionally, he has authored nine historical non-fiction works. His doctorate is in American military history. Dr. Alotta currently teaches history at Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA. He is also the director of education and information services for the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and their webmaster.
- Item Weight : 1.26 pounds
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1557788014
- ISBN-13 : 978-1557788016
- Product Dimensions : 5.9 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Paragon House; 1st Edition (October 15, 2001)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,602,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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