William Geroux at Prince Books

William Geroux

THE GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

Presentation & Book Signing
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:00 PM

In 1942, as a token of good faith in the tenuous new Grand Alliance and to keep the Russians bolstered until a European invasion could be mounted, FDR and Churchill agreed to send Stalin’s army supplies across the Arctic. The voyage was a nightmare—if the German bombers and U-boats didn’t get you, the icebergs might, and if you somehow managed to get through, the Soviet ports of Murmansk and Archangel provided little comfort, with their bombed landscapes, supply shortages, and wary Soviet hosts. Publishing just in time for Memorial Day, THE GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis is veteran journalist William Geroux’s gripping history of one such mission.


William Geroux wrote for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for twenty-five years. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Associated Press, and various regional magazines. His previous book is The Mathews Men. A native of Washington, DC, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary, he lives in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
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109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1613
The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525557463
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - May 14th, 2019