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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Moses Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this astonishing untold account of heroism and history, two American Merchant Mariners board a burning and sinking ship in the Mediterranean and change the course of World War II.

In 1942 the small Mediterranean island of Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Its submarine and air attacks on Axis supply convoys were all that kept Rommel from marching across North Africa to take the oil in Iran and Iraq for Hitler. But Malta was out of fuel, down to its final days. Operation Pedestal was Malta’s last hope, a giant convoy with more that fifty warships escorting thirteen freighters and one life-or-death tanker, the SS Ohio, carrying 103,000 barrels of oil from Texas. It was bombed, torpedoed, and abandoned. Two American Merchant Mariners, Frederick Larsen and Francis Dales—their own freighters sunk in towering flames along with eight others—boarded the Ohio, repaired the guns, and fought the Axis dive-bombers for two days as the sinking tanker was towed by destroyers. Malta was saved, Rommel was turned back, and the Allies started to turn the tide of war.

At All Costs is a gripping story reported in grand historic fashion. It is a tale of unimaginable personal courage and indomitable determination.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marilyn Litt | 4/5/2013

    " Badly written, repetetive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff Krueger | 8/30/2012

    " A amazing book about an untold of the Merchant Marine...trying to help save Malta a key Island in the Battle for North Africa "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thomas | 2/19/2010

    " World War 2 story of the battle for the island of Malta and the courage of 2 men in particular that battled the Nazis. One of those unknown stories that opens your eyes to the greatness of the 'Greatest Generation'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donald | 10/17/2007

    " An excellent account of a stirring and heroic naval convoy that probably won World War II for the Allies. "

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About the Author

Sam Moses is the author of the acclaimed race-driving memoir, Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots, and a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He began writing as a US Navy Seaman on a heavy cruiser in action off Vietnam. He lives with his two sons in White Salmon, Washington.