978-0-7391-2895-4 • Hardback • December 2011 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7391-2896-1 • eBook • December 2011 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
Dennis Castillo is professor of church history at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York.
Chapter One: The Maltese Islands
Chapter Two: The Faith
Chapter Three: Malta and Britain
Chapter Four: The War Begins
Chapter Five: The First Raids
Chapter 6: The Italian Phase
Chapter Seven: Doom’s Day
Chapter Eight: Defying the “Phooey”
Chapter Nine: The Angels of Doom
Chapter Ten: The Summer of 1942
Chapter Eleven: The Santa Marija Convoy
Chapter Twelve: “…we got there at last”
Chapter Thirteen: Dona Nobis Pacem
Using lively details and vignettes, balanced by historical background, Castillo’s fast-paced work opens our eyes to the spiritual strengths and physical challenges behind the Maltese peoples’ endurance during World War II, demonstrating this story’s importance not just to the nation’s existence but to the Allied cause in World War II.
— Marion Girard, University of New Hampshire
Exploring a subject far broader and more comprehensive than the Santa Marija convoy alone, Castillo provides a fascinating look at the untold story of Malta and the Maltese people at war.
— David R. Stone, Pickett Professor of Military History, Kansas State University