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The Terrible Hours
The Terrible Hours
Author: Peter Maas
On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of 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 ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780061014598
ISBN-10: 0061014591
Publication Date: 8/8/2000
Pages: 320
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Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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The man behind the greatest submarine rescue in history.

The true story of the rescue of the crew of 'S-192' the Navy's newest submarine, the USS Squalus.

This has got to be one of the best,.on the edge of your seat readings that I have experienced in a long time. History, real history, action, real action, death around the next page, what's going to happen, how's it going to happen, time is running out . . .

A very, very good read.
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Peter Maas' tale of the Squalus and of Navy hero Charles 'Swede' Momsen. Reads like an edge of your seat thriller made even more emotionally resonant since it is a true story.
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This is Swede Momsens' story. A real hero.

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On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Miraculously, 39 crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend upon one man, US Navy officer Charles "Swede" Momsen - an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist, and man of action. In this thrilling true account, prize winning author Peter Maas vividly re-creates a moment-by-moment accoutn 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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Great book. True story of some larger than life American heroes.
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on th eve of World war two the Squalus America's newest submarine plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic Miraculously thirty three crew memeber still survived. while their loved one waited in unbearable tension on shore their ultimate fate would depend upon one man U,.S. Navy officer Cahrles swede Momsen and extraordinary combination of visionary scientist and a man of action


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