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The Resource PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II, Robert J. Donovan ; with a new foreword by Daniel Schorr

PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II, Robert J. Donovan ; with a new foreword by Daniel Schorr

Label
PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II
Title
PT 109
Title remainder
John F. Kennedy in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Donovan ; with a new foreword by Daniel Schorr
Title variation
PT109
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 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 days, the boat's skipper, a boyish lieutenant from Boston named John Fitzgerald Kennedy, repeatedly risked his life in an effort to summon help until he finally secured his crew's rescue. First published to wide critical acclaim in 1961, Robert Donovan's timeless classic tells the complete, harrowing story of PT 109 and her crew. This 40th anniversary edition includes a foreword from Daniel Schorr, a preface by the author recounting the circumstances of the book's creation, and an afterword by World War II naval historian Duane Hove portraying the broader context for PT boat operations in the South Pacific. Here for a new generation of readers is a compelling glimpse of the values of service and duty that characterized America during the war years, as fresh and timely now as when it was published forty years ago
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donovan, Robert J
Dewey number
940.54/5973/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E842.3
LC item number
.D66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II, Robert J. Donovan ; with a new foreword by Daniel Schorr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
842898
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
40th anniversary edition
Extent
xxiv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780071408684
Lccn
2001001494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1034291
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 842898
  • (OCoLC)46474071
  • (OCoLC)46474071
Label
PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in World War II, Robert J. Donovan ; with a new foreword by Daniel Schorr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
842898
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
40th anniversary edition
Extent
xxiv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780071408684
Lccn
2001001494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1034291
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 842898
  • (OCoLC)46474071
  • (OCoLC)46474071

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