Pt 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II

Paperback | September 15, 2002

byRobert J. Donovan

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A timeless tale of heroism now available to a new generation of readers

""To me, "PT 109 "has always been one of the great war stories of all time."--Senator Edward M. Kennedy

""In "PT 109 "we see a man assailed by hunger, heat, cold, discouragement, and danger rising, without dramatics or posturing, to greatness.""--"New York Times Book Review"

""This salutary book brings back the days when men heard an undeniable call to service in something bigger than themselves, and answered in kind.""--Daniel Schorr

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NOW IN PAPERBACKA timeless tale of heroism now available to a new generation of readers""To me, "PT 109 "has always been one of the great war stories of all time."--Senator Edward M. Kennedy""In "PT 109 "we see a man assailed by hunger, heat, cold, discouragement, and danger rising, without dramatics or posturing, to greatness.""--"New...

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"To me, it has always been one of the great war stories of all time."--Senator Edward M. KennedyIn the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, in the waters of Blackett Strait in the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer "Amagiri" sliced an American PT boat in two, leaving its crew for dead in a flaming sea. Over the next three day...

Robert J. Donovan 's long and varied career as a journalist began in 1932. While writing PT 109in 1961, he worked for the New York Herald Tribuneas Chief of the Washington Bureau, a position he later held for the Los Angeles Times. He has written numerous books, including Eisenhower: The Inside Story, Nemesis: Truman and Johnson in the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.52 × 5.52 × 0.64 inPublished:September 15, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071408681

ISBN - 13:9780071408684

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the 40th Anniversary Edition by Daniel Schorr

Preface to the 40th Anniversary Edition by Robert J. Donovan

Preface

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Afterword to the 40th Anniversary Edition by Duane Hove