At All Costs (MP3 CD)
How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II
Tantor Audio, 9781400153046
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
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Digital Audiobook (11/30/2006)
Compact Disc (12/1/2006)
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In this astonishing untold account of heroism and history, two American Merchant Mariners board a burning and sinking ship in the Mediterranean and change the course of World War II. In 1942, the small Mediterranean island of Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Its submarine and air attacks on Axis supply convoys were all that kept Rommel from marching across North Africa to take the oil in Iran and Iraq for Hitler. But Malta was out of fuel, down to its final days. Operation Pedestal was Malta's last hope, a giant convoy with more that 50 warships escorting thirteen freighters and one life-or-death tanker, the SS Ohio, carrying 103,000 barrels of oil from Texas. It was bombed, torpedoed, and abandoned. Two American Merchant Mariners, Frederick Larsen and Francis Dales-their own freighters sunk in towering flames along with eight others-boarded the Ohio, repaired the guns, and fought the Axis dive-bombers for two days as the sinking tanker was towed by destroyers. Malta was saved, Rommel was turned back, and the Allies started to turn the tide of war. At All Costs is a gripping story reported in grand historic fashion. It is a tale of unimaginable personal courage and indomitable determination.
About the Author
Sam Moses is the author of the acclaimed race-driving memoir, "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots," and a former senior writer for "Sports Illustrated."
Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
Praise For At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II…
"A riveting tale of true American grit.... Highly recommended." ---Kirkus Starred Review