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Unsinkable : five men and the indomitable run of the USS Plunkett / James Sullivan.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library LP 940.5459 SULLIVAN 2021 39851001617712 New Large Print Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432887148
  • ISBN: 1432887149
  • Physical Description: 593 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-588).
Summary, etc.:
"More than the story of a single, savage engagement, Unsinkable traces the individual journeys of five men on one ship from Casablanca in North Africa, to Sicily and Salerno in Italy and then on to Plunkett's defining moment at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship in an assault so savage, so prolonged, and so deadly that one Navy commander was hard-pressed to think of another destroyer that had endured what Plunkett had. After a three-month overhaul and with a reputation rising as the "fightin'est ship" in the Navy, Plunkett (DD-431) plunged back into the war at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and once again into battle during the invasion of Southern France--perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre. Featuring five incredibly brave men--the indomitable skipper, who will receive the Navy Cross; the gunnery officer, who bucks the captain every step of the way to Anzio; a first lieutenant, who's desperate to get off the ship and into the Pacific; a seventeen-year-old water tender, who's trying to hold onto his hometown girl against all odds, and another water tender, who mans a 20mm gun when under aerial assault--the dramatic story of each plays out on the decks of the Plunkett as the ship's story escalates on the stage of the Mediterranean. Based on Navy logs, war diaries, action reports, letters, journals, memoirs, and dozens of interviews with the men who were on the ship and their families, Unsinkable transcends historical appreciation of a single military ship to become a timeless evocation of young men stepping up to the defining experience of their lives." Provided by publisher.
Subject: Plunkett (Destroyer : DD 431) > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Europe.
Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944.
United States. Navy > Biography.
Sailors > United States > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Italy > Anzio.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Africa, North.
Large type books.
United States. Navy.
Large type books.
Military campaigns.
Military operations, Naval > American.
Italy > Anzio.
North Africa.
United States.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Large type books.

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