In Harm's Way

JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT-109
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100140645
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338306798
Narrator/s: Dan Bittner
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A thrilling true survival story that follows one of America's most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy, as he fought to save his crew after a deadly shipwreck in the Pacific during World War II. In September 1941, young Jack Kennedy was appointed an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After completing training and eager to serve, he volunteered for combat duty in the Pacific and was appointed commander of PT 109. On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's PT 109 and two others were on a night mission to ambush an enemy supply convoy when they were surprised by a massive Japanese destroyer. The unsuspecting Americans had only seconds to react as the Japanese captain turned his ship to ram directly into Kennedy's. PT 109 was cut in half by the collision, killing two of Kennedy's 12 crewmen and wounding several others in the explosion. In Harm's Way tells the gripping story of what happened next as JFK fought to save his surviving crew members who found themselves adrift in enemy waters.

Author(s): Iain Martin
Original Publish Date: Jul 31, 2018

Professional reviews

"Dan Bittner's exciting narration will have listeners on the edge of their seats with this dramatic true story of 25-year-old John F. Kennedy's survival after the destruction of his patrol torpedo (PT) boat during WWII. For six days, Kennedy and his surviving crew lived off coconuts as they desperately sought rescue while stranded on a desert island in Pacific enemy waters near the Solomon Islands. Although listeners miss the pictures in the print version, Bittner's narration adds a cinematic quality to the engaging and well-paced war story. Sidebars in the text add more details for presidential and military history buffs, and are denoted with a nautical bell sound to alert listeners to a break in the narrative. S.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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