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The Resource PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy, William Doyle

PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy, William Doyle

Label
PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy
Title
PT 109
Title remainder
an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
William Doyle
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri barreled through thick fog and struck the U.S. Navy's motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft nearly in half and killing two American sailors instantly. The sea erupted in flames as the 109's skipper, John F. Kennedy, and the ten surviving crewmen under his command desperately clung to the sinking wreckage; 1,200 feet of ink-black, shark-infested water loomed beneath. 'All hands lost, ' came the reports back to the Americans' base: no rescue was coming for the men of PT 109. Their desperate ordeal was just beginning -- so too was one of the most remarkable tales of World War II, one whose astonishing afterlife would culminate two decades later in the White House. Drawing on original interviews with the last living links to the events, previously untapped Japanese wartime archives, and a wealth of archival documents from the Kennedy Library, including a lost first-hand account by JFK himself, William Doyle has crafted a definitive account of the sinking of PT 109 and its shipwrecked crew's heroics. In the story's second act, Doyle explores in new detail how this extraordinary episode shaped Kennedy's character and fate, proving instrumental to achieving his presidential ambitions: 'Without PT 109, there never would have been a President John F. Kennedy, ' declared JFK aide David Powers
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, William
Dewey number
940.54/265931
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.P8
LC item number
D69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • PT-109 (Torpedo boat)
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • PT-109 (Torpedo boat)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands
Label
PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy, William Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Samurai in the mist -- Give me a fast ship -- Summit meeting on Fifth Avenue -- Into the labyrinth -- The front line -- The raid -- The Battle of Blackett Strait -- Lost at sea -- Land of the dead -- The hand of fate -- The rescue -- Life and death at the Warrior River -- The winged chariot -- Mission to Tokyo -- The greatest actor of our time -- Epilogue: The rising sun
Control code
ocn910622164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346599
Lccn
2015021575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99965827974
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910622164
Label
PT 109 : an American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy, William Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Samurai in the mist -- Give me a fast ship -- Summit meeting on Fifth Avenue -- Into the labyrinth -- The front line -- The raid -- The Battle of Blackett Strait -- Lost at sea -- Land of the dead -- The hand of fate -- The rescue -- Life and death at the Warrior River -- The winged chariot -- Mission to Tokyo -- The greatest actor of our time -- Epilogue: The rising sun
Control code
ocn910622164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062346599
Lccn
2015021575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99965827974
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)910622164

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