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The Resource The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI, Peter Hernon

The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI, Peter Hernon

Label
The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI
Title
The great rescue
Title remainder
American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hernon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the new German luxury ocean liner SS Vaterland was interned in New York Harbor, where it remained docked for nearly three years&;until the United States officially entered the fight to turn the tide of the war. Seized by authorities for the U.S. Navy once war was declared in April 2017, the liner was renamed the USS Leviathan by President Woodrow Wilson, and converted into an armed troop carrier that transported thousands of American Expeditionary Forces to the battlefields of France. For German U-Boats hunting Allied ships in the treacherous waters of the Atlantic, no target was as prized as the Leviathan, carrying more than 10,000 Doughboys per crossing. But the Germans were not the only deadly force threatening the ship and its passengers. In 1918, a devastating influenza pandemic - the Spanish flu - spread throughout the globe, predominantly striking healthy young adults, including soldiers. Hernon tells the ship's story across multiple voyages and through the experiences of a diverse cast of participants, including the ship's captain, Henry Bryan; General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force; Congressman Royal Johnson, who voted against the war but enlisted once the resolution passed; Freddie Stowers, a young black South Carolinian whose heroism was ignored because of his race; Irvin Cobb, a star war reporter for the Saturday Evening Post; and Elizabeth Weaver, an army nurse who saw the war's horrors firsthand; as well as a host of famous supporting characters, including a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hernon, Peter
Dewey number
940.4/5973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VM383.L3
LC item number
H47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leviathan (Steamship)
  • Leviathan (Steamship)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Transportation
Label
The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI, Peter Hernon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trapped in New York -- You will never run her -- Monster of the deep -- Dead in the water -- Missed rendezvous -- A new skipper -- Steaming for Rendezvous A -- The orphans of Brest -- POWs and icebergs -- Lost in the fog -- Blitzkatarrh, or, Flanders fever -- U-boat attack -- Submarines and the sky pilot -- 40 hommes/8 chevaux -- Two men overboard -- A near-death experience -- Everyone attack -- A bad wound -- Kamerad! Kamerad! -- Funny little smile -- The U-boats go home -- Partying in Liverpool -- Journey of the survivors -- Amid a silence that hurt -- Farewell to arms -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780062433879
Lccn
2017012596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979534088
  • (OCoLC)ocn979534088
Label
The great rescue : American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWI, Peter Hernon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trapped in New York -- You will never run her -- Monster of the deep -- Dead in the water -- Missed rendezvous -- A new skipper -- Steaming for Rendezvous A -- The orphans of Brest -- POWs and icebergs -- Lost in the fog -- Blitzkatarrh, or, Flanders fever -- U-boat attack -- Submarines and the sky pilot -- 40 hommes/8 chevaux -- Two men overboard -- A near-death experience -- Everyone attack -- A bad wound -- Kamerad! Kamerad! -- Funny little smile -- The U-boats go home -- Partying in Liverpool -- Journey of the survivors -- Amid a silence that hurt -- Farewell to arms -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780062433879
Lccn
2017012596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979534088
  • (OCoLC)ocn979534088

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