A Measureless Peril: America In The Fight For The Atlantic, The Longest

A Measureless Peril: America In The Fight For The Atlantic, The Longest

Sinopse

Of all the threats that faced his country in World War II, Winston Churchill said, just one really scared him—what he called the "measureless peril" of the German U-boat campaign.

In that global conflagration, only one battle—the struggle for the Atlantic—lasted from the very first hours of the conflict to its final day. Hitler knew that victory depended on controlling the sea-lanes where American food and fuel and weapons flowed to the Allies. At the start, U-boats patrolled a few miles off the eastern seaboard, savagely attacking scores of defenseless passenger ships and merchant vessels while hastily converted American cabin cruisers and fishing boats vainly tried to stop them. Before long, though, the United States was ramping up what would be the greatest production of naval vessels the world had ever known.

Then the battle became a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between the quickly built U.S. warships and the ever-more cunning and lethal U-boats. The historian Richard Snow captures all the drama of the merciless contest at every level, from the doomed sailors on an American freighter defying a German cruiser, to the amazing Allied attempts to break the German naval codes, to Winston Churchill pressing Franklin Roosevelt to join the war months before Pearl Harbor (and FDR’s shrewd attempts to fight the battle alongside Britain while still appearing to keep out of it).

Inspired by the collection of letters that his father sent his mother from the destroyer escort he served aboard, Snow brings to life the longest continuous battle in modern times.

 With its vibrant prose and fast-paced action, A Measureless Peril is an immensely satisfying account that belongs on the small shelf of the finest histories ever written about World War II.

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Capítulos

  • chapter 01
    Duração: 12min
  • chapter 02
    Duração: 09min
  • chapter 03
    Duração: 11min
  • chapter 04
    Duração: 10min
  • chapter 05
    Duração: 20min
  • chapter 06
    Duração: 23min
  • chapter 07
    Duração: 18min
  • chapter 08
    Duração: 21min
  • chapter 09
    Duração: 16min
  • chapter 10
    Duração: 12min
  • chapter 11
    Duração: 28min
  • chapter 12
    Duração: 06min
  • chapter 13
    Duração: 14min
  • chapter 14
    Duração: 12min
  • chapter 15
    Duração: 15min
  • chapter 16
    Duração: 13min
  • chapter 17
    Duração: 17min
  • chapter 18
    Duração: 09min
  • chapter 19
    Duração: 19min
  • chapter 20
    Duração: 17min
  • chapter 21
    Duração: 08min
  • chapter 22
    Duração: 10min
  • chapter 23
    Duração: 29min
  • chapter 24
    Duração: 21min
  • chapter 25
    Duração: 10min
  • chapter 26
    Duração: 16min
  • chapter 27
    Duração: 11min
  • chapter 28
    Duração: 24min
  • chapter 29
    Duração: 24min
  • chapter 30
    Duração: 10min
  • chapter 31
    Duração: 21min
  • chapter 32
    Duração: 16min
  • chapter 33
    Duração: 25min
  • chapter 34
    Duração: 18min
  • chapter 35
    Duração: 31min
  • chapter 36
    Duração: 13min
  • chapter 37
    Duração: 11min
  • chapter 38
    Duração: 07min

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