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The four days of Mayaguez

Author: Roy Rowan
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One of the most controversial and dramatic incidents in the post-Vietnam period was the retaking of the American cargo ship Mayaguez after it was seized by the revolutionary government forces of Cambodia. The whole truth of what happened during the capture, the attack, the recovery - as well as why President Ford made the decision he did, and the human stories of the crew members themselves. Roy Rowan details the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Rowan
ISBN: 0393055647 9780393055641
OCLC Number: 1609766
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Monday, May 12: --
Sattahip-bound --
The black gang's messenger --
The seizure --
Seeds of resistance --
From Poulo Wai to the White House --
Tuesday, May 13: --
False start for Sihanoukville --
New orders from Ford --
Dead in the water --
Night murmurs off Koh Tang --
Wednesday, May 14: --
Rocket attack --
Calling pilot to President --
Gas attack --
"Welcome to Cambodia," he said --
The commander in chief's gamble --
Thursday, May 15: --
A dissenting vote --
Assaults on land and sea --
First word from Phnom Penh --
"Are you the crew of the Mayaguez?" --
Changing course.
Responsibility: Roy Rowan.

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One of the most controversial and dramatic incidents in the post-Vietnam period was the retaking of the American cargo ship Mayaguez after it was seized by the revolutionary government forces of Cambodia. The whole truth of what happened during the capture, the attack, the recovery - as well as why President Ford made the decision he did, and the human stories of the crew members themselves. Roy Rowan details the diplomatic effort to obtain the release and tells why the Marines, the Air Force, and the Navy were ordered to attack. It is a compelling story of bold confrontation and heightening drama, of the courage and heroism of the captured crew and the Marines during those four tension-filled days.

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