The battle to control the world's numerous sea routes during World War II was the longest and most decisive of all the war's struggles, but the role played by America's merchant marine in this contest has been largely forgotten. This book provides a complete account of the American-flagged merchant vessels that were lost or suffered war damage and ...
The battle to control the world's numerous sea routes during World War II was the longest and most decisive of all the war's struggles, but the role played by America's merchant marine in this contest has been largely forgotten. This book provides a complete account of the American-flagged merchant vessels that were lost or suffered war damage and documents attacks on these ships.
Fine. Hardcover in blue cloth boards. No dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding, sharp corners, and bright gilt on front and spine. 8vo. 575 pp. In protective Mylar.
Fine. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Hardback. Stated First Printing. Near Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Blue cloth. Gilt lettered and pictorial front cover and gilt lettered spine. 575pp with index and bibliography.
Very Good with no dust jacket. 1557500878. Xxii, , 575 pages, tables, cloth, very good. Stated first printing. From a December 8, 1997 review on the Amazon website: "Of all the elements of Allied victory in World War II, perhaps the single most vital was American industrial production. The figures speak for themselves: over 5000 new ships carried an average of 8000 tons of cargo for every hour of the war. This unprecedented feat came at a price. Thousands of seamen and over 700 ships went down in attacks by U-boats, aircraft, and mines, in famous invasions and lonely waters. Their sacrifice is detailed in this impressive record, the entries organized chronologically and listing the date, time, and position at the time of attack, the owner and operator, master, year built, tonnage, draft, cargo, armament, and other details, this information supplemented by a narrative describing the action, casualties, and the fate of the survivors. Highly recommended as essential for the WWII reference shelf, and of interest to all students of that conflict."
Fine. Firs edition. Hardcover in blue cloth stamped in gilt. xxii+575 pp. with index, bibliography, glossary. Illustrated. Encyclopedic reference work on the casualties of United States Mechant vessels during WWII. By the end of the war, some 5600 of these military/civilian ships had played a role. Each entry provides the name, tonnage, year built, type, owner, etc of each vessels along with a paragrah on its damage or destruction and eventual disposition. Fine, bright example, bookplate front pastedown, and small ownership stamp and notation from an historical society. Issued without dust jacket. Quite scarce.
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