Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
     
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Book on Tape
Book on TapeDownloadable Audiobook
Author Tougias, Mike, 1955- author.

Title So close to home: a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II / Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary.

Publication Info. [United States] : Blackstone Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Avon - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Avon cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Berlin - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Berlin-Peck cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Bloomfield - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Bloomfield cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Bristol - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Bristol cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Burlington - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Burlington cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Canton - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Canton cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla.
 Cromwell - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Cromwell cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 East Windsor - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
East Windsor cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla
 Enfield - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Enfield cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla.
 Glastonbury - Downloadable Materials  Hoopla E-Audiobook    Downloadable
Glastonbury cardholders click here to access this title from Hoopla

Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.)) : digital.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Performer Read by Elijah Alexander.
Summary A true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II?and an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit. On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles away from New Orleans. Captained by twenty-nine-year-old Iron Cross recipient Erich WŁ¾rdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with fifty-nine souls on board. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family, consisting of the parents, Ray Sr. and Ina, along with their two children, eight-year-old Ray Jr., nicknamed "Sonny," and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no notice that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, Ina and Lucille became separated from Ray Sr. and Sonny.An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Downs family.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
Shipwreck survival -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Survival at sea -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Added Author O'Leary, Alison, author.
Alexander, Elijah, narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781504714037 (sound recording)
1504714032 (sound recording)
Music No. MWT11626055
-->
Add a Review