William Geroux - The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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In The Mathews Men, Geroux, a former journalist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, highlighted the vital role of the Merchant Marines in the Second World War. His follow-up looks back to July 1942, telling the little known story of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of Allied ships charged with a dangerous—and crucial—mission. The thirty-five ships were dispatched by Roosevelt and Churchill to carry supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel and shore up the tenuous alliance with Stalin, but only four vessels escaped the twin threats of Nazi attacks and perilous ice to reach their goal. In this vivid narrative, Geroux skillfully recreates the challenging conditions, the tension, and the dynamics among those on board the ships.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525557463
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Published: Viking - May 14th, 2019

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