WorldCat Identities

Keith, Don 1947-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 3,471 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Case studies  Sports stories  College stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D783.5.B55, 940.54510973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Don Keith
Final patrol : true stories of World War II submarines by Don Keith( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixteen U.S. submarines - and one German U-boat - that saw action during WWII are open to the public. Most have been lovingly restored and authentically equipped. Based on interviews with surviving submariners and declassified U.S. Navy war patrol reports, Final Patrol takes a fascinating look at these subs and tells the personal stories of the brave sailors who lived, fought, and - in many cases - died in them. Now the public can visit and climb into these cramped steel cylinders, peer through their torpedo tubes, and imagine pulling the hatch closed and diving under the sea - perhaps for the last time - to stalk a fanatical enemy who threatened our nation's freedom."--BOOK JACKET
The ice diaries : the untold story of the Cold War's most daring mission by William R Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War beneath the waves : a true story of courage and leadership aboard a World War II submarine by Don Keith( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1943, a young officer named Charlie Rush drew duty on the USS Billfish, a submarine in the Pacific. While the Billfish was on war patrol in the Makassar Strait off Borneo, a Japanese task force spotted the sub and launched such a vicious depth-charge attack that no vessel could possibly survive. Rush, as diving officer, ordered the ship to dive, despite the confusion and hesitation of his captain. As he oversaw damage control, thundering depth-charge explosions racked the submarine during fifteen hours of hell under the sea. When he was finally able to seek out the captain, Rush found no one at the helm. The skipper and two senior officers were all incapacitated -- either from fear or lack of breathable air. Billfish was dead in the water. Boldly assuming command of the submarine -- and summarily relieving his commanding officer -- Rush led key members of the crew in an impossible effort to keep their boat intact as they tried to escape. Through his extraordinary heroism and coolheaded judgment, the young officer saved the crew of the Billfish from certain death. - Jacket flap
Final bearing by George Wallace( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan de Santiago is not only a billionaire coca grower. He is also a deranged revolutionary, the commander of the most powerful private army in South America, who devices a plan that will dishearten the American antidrug effort and make him El Jefe once and for all. Tom Kincaid is a successful soldier in Florida's antidrug war and an expert on Colombia, but when U.S. politicians demand a publicity-driven drug bust, they blow the cover of Kincaid's carefully crafted network, leaving most of his informants dead, and getting the DEA agent exiled to the relative backwater of Seattle. Commander Jonathan Ward and his crew on the old attack sub Spadefish are on one last mission. They are to launch a strike that will put de Santiago and his empire out of business for good. They are getting help from Bill Beaman and his SEAL team, but there is a leak in the Colombian government, and Beaman and his SEALs are being stalked. And at the same time, a futuristic minisub leaves Colombia. Destination: Seattle. And it is loaded with the most lethal, addictive substance known to man
Undersea warrior : the World War II story of "Mush" Morton and the USS Wahoo by Don Keith( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No man above or below the waves was as admired-or feared-as this determined naval commander... Among submariners in World War II, Dudley "Mush" Morton stood out as a warrior without peer. At the helm of the USS "Wahoo" he completely changed the way the sea war was fought in the Pacific. He would relentlessly attack the Japanese at every opportunity, going through his supply of torpedoes in record time on every patrol. In only nine months, he racked up an astounding list of achievements, including being the first American skipper to wipe out an entire enemy convoy single-handedly. Here, for the first time, is the life and legend of a heroic, dynamic, and ultimately divisive submarine commander who fought the war on his own terms, and refused to do so any other way."
Gallant lady : a biography of the USS Archerfish by Don Keith( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here too is the story of her officers and enlisted men, who waited years to serve on the Archerfish. In their own words, these men tell how, against all odds, they sent a Japanese aircraft carrier to the ocean floor...served in peacetime as the Navy's only all-bachelor crew...steered their ship into exotic ports all over the world ...welcomed B-girls, Japanese war veterans, royalty, Playboy bunnies, and a goat aboard their ship - all with equal hospitality. As they helped their sub outlast fires and even an earthquake, they worked hard, played hard, and lived even harder."--BOOK JACKET
Firing point by George Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Russian and American submarines end up at the bottom of the ocean, igniting global tension and setting in motion the possible beginnings of World War III, the USS Toledo is sent to help and discovers that it was no accident
War beneath the waves a true story of courage and leadership aboard a World War II submarine by Don Keith( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape. Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship
In the course of duty : the heroic mission of the USS Batfish by Don Keith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the seventy-two-hour sea battle between the USS Batfish and a Japanese submarine in the final days of World War II
The forever season by Don Keith( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wizard of the wind by Don Keith( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of a radio mogul. As a teen Jimmy Gill, an orphan, buys a radio station in Alabama using drug money. The station is a hit and he buys more stations. But greed leads him into association with gangsters, causing his downfall. By the author of The Forever Season
White lightning by Kent Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jodell has been raised up in his grandfather's moonshine business, but the boy dreams of something much bigger--racing stock cars
Race to glory by Kent Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the race to glory, only one man can finish first. For Jodell Lee, it's been an exciting, dizzying climb to the top of the stock car racing circuit. Gone are the days of racing round flat dirt ovals on Sunday afternoons. Stock car racing is big business now. Superspeedways have replaced the dirt tracks. Tens of thousands of fans pack the speedways for every race to watch the likes of Lee Petty, Junior Johnson, Fireball Roberts--and Jodell Lee--thunder around the steep-banked tracks of Darlington and Daytona and Charlotte. But it isn't just the business that's changed. So has Jodell. He now has a wife and a child, and also a sponsor. And they're all depending on him to win-expecting him to win. Is the pressure of always having to finish first beginning to take a toll on Jodell?
Road to Daytona by Kent Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling thunder stock car racing series
Young guns by Kent Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallant lady [a biography of the USS Archerfish] by Ken Henry( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Archerfish, a diesel powered Balao-class submarine crafted in the 1940s, won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members. Here is her story: from her assembly in New England and her dedication by Eleanor Roosevelt's personal secretary, to her service in World War II, where she broke the back of the Japanese Navy, and her critical role in the Cold War
First to the flag by Kent Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On to Talladega by Kent Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stock car racing sure has changed since the dirt track days. The speedways are bigger, and the stakes even higher. The country has changed, too. It seems like nothing is as simple as it used to be. But it's been a great ride for Jodell Lee. He is happily married with two great kids, and he's been able to make a pretty good living doing what he loves: racing stock cars. Jodell is on the verge of breaking into the ranks of the racing elite. Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, and Buddy Baker. Only one thing stands in his way: the new superspeedway at Talladega. With its high banks and broad straightaways, Talladega will be the fastest racing facility in the world. It will take speeds of almost 200 mph just to qualify! Jodell has to decide. Is the dream of being the best worth the risk?
The Bear : the legendary life of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant by Don Keith( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the throttle by Kent Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ice diaries : the untold story of the Cold War's most daring missionWar beneath the waves : a true story of courage and leadership aboard a World War II submarineFinal bearingGallant lady : a biography of the USS ArcherfishWar beneath the waves a true story of courage and leadership aboard a World War II submarineIn the course of duty : the heroic mission of the USS BatfishThe forever seasonWizard of the wind