The Raft: The Courageous Struggle of Three Naval Airmen Against the Sea

Author:   Robert Trumbull ,  Professor Grover Gardner ,  Tom Parker ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
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9780786199327


Publication Date:   01 December 1998
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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The Raft: The Courageous Struggle of Three Naval Airmen Against the Sea


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The sinking of the plane was like a magician's trick. It was there and then it was gone, and there was nothing left in our big, wet, darkening world but the three of us and a piece of rubber that was not yet a raft. In 1942, three men on an antisubmarine patrol flight became lost and pitched into the Pacific. The plane sank beneath them, carrying most of the survival gear down with it. For thirty-four scorching days and shivering nights, they faced the ocean terrors on a four-by-eight-foot rubber raft. They had no water, food, compass, or paddles--only their will to survive. But by feats of super endurance, they made their way to the South Sea isle of Puka Puka, having meandered 1,200 miles.

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Author:   Robert Trumbull ,  Professor Grover Gardner ,  Tom Parker ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:   Blackstone Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 16.70cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.417kg
ISBN:  

9780786199327


ISBN 10:   0786199326
Publication Date:   01 December 1998
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Listeners of any age will find this unbelievable gripping account of human resourcefulness and survival difficult to turn off...This tribute to human endurance is spellbinding. -- Kliatt Engaging...[Grover Gardner] lets events speak for themselves, without adding gratuitous melodrama. His qualities as a seasoned reader make for effortless listening. -- AudioFile [The story of] how these men maintained their sanity, their spirits, and the spark of life is a classic. -- Chicago News This story of three men adrift in the Pacific, with few resources except courage and indomitable human spirit, is not only inspiring reading but a tribute to the human species and its will to survive. -- Captain John M. Waters, USCG (Ret.), author of Rescue at Sea


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Robert Trumbull was born in Chicago in 1912 and graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle. He worked as a reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser from 1933 to 1943 but began writing for the New York Times in 1941, serving during World War II as the Times' war correspondent in the Pacific theater until 1945. The US Navy awarded him the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon for his wartime reports. After the war he continued writing for the Times, serving as a foreign correspondent, chief correspondent, and bureau chief in such places as Japan, the Philippines, South and Southeast Asia, Tokyo, China, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands, and Canada. As well as contributing articles on Asian and Pacific affairs to Encyclopedia Americana, Reader's Digest, Saturday Review, and New York Times Magazine, he was the author of ten nonfiction books. For his The Scrutable East: A Correspondent's Report on Southeast Asia, he won the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award in 1964, an award given yearly for best nonfiction book on international affairs. Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the Best Voices of the Century and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

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