Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

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Hyperion Books, Mar 14, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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Ghost Soldiers meets The Perfect Storm in the remarkable true story of the sinking of the S.S. City of Benares

In September 1940, ninety lucky English children were placed aboard the S.S. City of Benares by their parents, bound from Liverpool to Canada. They were pioneers in a program designed to spirit British children from their war-ravaged homes to safer shores. But they had no way of knowing that in the darkness of September 17, a German U-boat would sink their ship, tossing them and the other 316 people on board into a rough, gale-driven sea. How any of them survived is a miracle. Journalist Tom Nagorski's stirring account, based on interviews with survivors including his own great-uncle, brings their saga to light for the first time.

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Tom Nagorski is senior broadcast producer for ABC's World News Tonight. He was the ABC News producer in Berlin and Moscow and has won six Emmy Awards and a duPont Award for excellence in international coverage. He is also the recipient of a Henry Luce Foundation fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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