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The Terrible Hours

The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

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On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged into the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend upon one man, U.S. Navy officer Charles "Swede" Momsen -- an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist, and man of action. In this thrilling true narrative, prize-winning author Peter Maas brings us in the vivid detail a moment-by-moment account of the disaster and the man at its center. Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Or had all his pioneering work been in vain?

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  • ISBN: 9780060932770
  • ISBN 10: 0060932775
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/06/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 20.95 CAD
  • BISAC1: HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • BISAC2: TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / History
  • BISAC3: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

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