Terrible Hours, The The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History by Peter Maas

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  • Special Interest - Adventure,
  • Military - Naval,
  • Audiobooks,
  • Unabridged Audio - History,
  • Travel,
  • Abridged Audio - Fiction/Suspense Thriller,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Search and rescue operations,
  • Military - United States,
  • History / Military / General,
  • United States,
  • Military - General,
  • Diving bells

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Book details

ContributionsMichael Maes (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7759836M
ISBN 100694523771
ISBN 109780694523771
OCLC/WorldCa44051265

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On the 23rd the Navy's newest submarine, the Squalus, went to sea for final trials before she was to be sent into the Atlantic to eventually hunt U-boats. The Terrible Hours is a revised version of his first book, The Rescuer, written in the mids.

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He was born in New York City and attended Duke had Dutch and Irish heritage. He was the biographer of Frank Serpico, a New York City Police officer who testified against police corruption.

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