So Close to Home
A True Story of An American Family's Fight for Survival During World War IIBook - 2016
On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued--and each family member had to find their own path to survival. -- Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Branch Call Number: 940.545 TOUGIAS
Characteristics: xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: True story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II