At All Costs Sam Moses

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At All Costs  by  Sam Moses

At All Costs by Sam Moses
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In this gripping, page-turning account, Sam Moses has told a story in the tradition of Sebastian Jungers A Perfect Storm, Robert Kursons Shadow Divers, and Hampton Sidess Ghost Soldiers. Its a story about the heroism of two men in battle atMoreIn this gripping, page-turning account, Sam Moses has told a story in the tradition of Sebastian Jungers A Perfect Storm, Robert Kursons Shadow Divers, and Hampton Sidess Ghost Soldiers.

Its a story about the heroism of two men in battle at sea during World War II, and one woman fleeing Nazi Norway with her child.Its about how courage can change the course of history. AT ALL COSTS: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Marines Turned the Tide of World War II is the astonishing untoldaccount, with original historical reporting, of how two men faced unfathomable danger to help save the island of Malta, Churchills crux of the war.In 1942, the tiny island of Malta was the mostheavily bombed place on earth.

Hitler needed Malta as a stepping-stone to get to the oil in Iraq and Iran (Persia at the time). Blockaded by sea, Malta was running on empty, in food, fuel and ammunition. Axis U-boats anddive-bombers made supply convoys to Malta more like suicide missions. In this last-hope convoy, 50 warships escorted 13 freighters carrying aviation fuel, and a single critical tanker, the SS Ohio, with107,000 barrels of oil from Texas. Winston Churchill had traveled to Washington and asked FDR for the tanker-his prime ministership was at stake over this mission to Malta.Relentlessly dive-bombed andrepeatedly torpedoed, the Ohio suffered huge hits and was abandoned.

Two young American merchant mariners-pulled from the sea after their own ship went down in flames-boarded theravaged tanker, repaired her guns and fought off German and Italian dive-bombers, as the sinking Ohio was towed at 4 knots toward Malta with a tiny crew of volunteers.Sam Moses ATALL COSTS is a triumphant story of human bravery: fearless, selfless acts by men determined to save a ship and win a war- profound communal courage from an island under brutal siege- and leaders who understood the cause offreedom.Kirkus (starred review)A historical footnote provides a riveting tale of true American grit during World War II.In 1942, the island of Malta was theprimary launching point in the Mediterranean for Alliedaircraft and submarine attacks against Axis supply convoys.

At the height of the North Africancampaign, Rommels tanks prepared to sweepinto Egypt, Iran and Iraq. The only thing they lacked wasthe fuel to get there, and the shortage was equally desperate on Malta. The Allies launched OperationPedestal, a last-ditch effort to re-supplythe base by sending a convoy from Britain through the GibraltarStrait to the beleaguered island. The convoy, which included the American tanker Ohio and the U.S.freighterSanta Elisa, was anything but a milk run. Vietnam vet Moses (Fast Guys, Rich Guys andIdiots, not reviewed) crafts a thrilling adventure on the high seas, though it takes awhile to get started.The books first third juxtaposes Maltas plight against the stories of two American merchant seamenon the Santa Elisa Lonnie Dales and FredLarsen, through whose eyes the battle will be viewed in bluecollardetail.

Once Operation Pedestal begins, the narrative is all action. The convoy comes underrepeated attack, lives are lost, theSanta Elisa is sunk. Dales and Larsen find themselves aboard thewounded Ohio, full to



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