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The Resource No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II, Dan Kurzman

No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II, Dan Kurzman

Label
No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II
Title
No greater glory
Title remainder
the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Dan Kurzman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The sinking of the troop carrier Dorchester in the icy waters off Greenland shortly after midnight on February 3, 1943, was one of the worst sea disasters of World War II. It was also the occasion of an astounding feat of heroism - and faith." "As water gushed through a hole made by a German torpedo, four chaplains - members of different faiths but linked by bonds of friendship and devotion - moved quietly among the men on board. Preaching bravery, the chaplains distributed life jackets, including their own. In the end, these four men went down with the ship, their arms linked in spiritual solidarity, their voices raised in prayer. In this narrative, author and journalist Dan Kurzman tells the story of these heroes and the faith - in God and in country - that they shared." "Drawing on extensive interviews with the chaplains' families and the crews of both the Dorchester and the German submarine that fired the fatal torpedo, Kurzman re-creates the intimate circumstances and great historic events that culminated in that terrible night. The final hours unfold with the electrifying clarity of nightmare - the chaplains taking charge of the dwindling supply of life jackets, the panic of the crew, the overcrowded lifeboats, the prayers that ring out over the chaos, and the tight circle that the four chaplains form as the inevitable draws near."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurzman, Dan
Dewey number
  • 940.54/293
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.D56
LC item number
K87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, George Lansing
  • Poling, Clark Vandersall
  • Washington, John P.
  • Goode, Alexander D.
  • Fox, George Lansing
  • Goode, Alexander D.
  • Poling, Clark Vandersall
  • Washington, John P.
  • Dorchester (Ship)
  • Dorchester (Ship)
  • World War
  • Military chaplains
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chaplains
  • Military chaplains
  • United States
Label
No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II, Dan Kurzman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The suicide ship -- A rare kind of love -- Cold chills and a cake of ice -- An odd foursome -- Poor old George -- Blessing the bored -- The prophet and the prize -- En route to a safe place -- The poet and the carpet sweeper -- Running the gauntlet -- The wind and the warning -- God and the eight ball -- Too late for coffee -- Countdown to hypothermia -- The pen and the penniless -- A deadly decision -- Fulfilling destiny -- In search of buttered pancakes -- Plucked from a festive graveyard -- The risk of being human -- The bootlaces of sublimity
Control code
53019525
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780375508776
Lccn
2003060313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II, Dan Kurzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The suicide ship -- A rare kind of love -- Cold chills and a cake of ice -- An odd foursome -- Poor old George -- Blessing the bored -- The prophet and the prize -- En route to a safe place -- The poet and the carpet sweeper -- Running the gauntlet -- The wind and the warning -- God and the eight ball -- Too late for coffee -- Countdown to hypothermia -- The pen and the penniless -- A deadly decision -- Fulfilling destiny -- In search of buttered pancakes -- Plucked from a festive graveyard -- The risk of being human -- The bootlaces of sublimity
Control code
53019525
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780375508776
Lccn
2003060313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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