A Dawn Like Thunder

The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: DD19822
Released: Dec 08, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400108794
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of the members of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These thirty-five American men-many flying outmoded aircraft-changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history. Robert J. Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A Dawn Like Thunder is destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II.

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Author(s): Robert J. Mrazek
Genre: History

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Author(s): Robert J. Mrazek
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Genre: History
Product Number Z10004824
Released: Dec 08, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400128792
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Author(s): Robert J. Mrazek
Genre: History
Product Number EB00276510
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316134965

Professional reviews

"Torpedo Squadron Eight was based on the USS HORNET, and its members saw action at Midway and Guadalcanal during WWII. The squadron finished the war as the most decorated naval air squadron while suffering the highest losses in the Navy's aviation history. Its men are the focus of this work. Mrazek was able to track down those who survived and tells the human, as well as the military, history of the unit. Dick Hill gives this work an excellent reading. He easily performs the narrative and without missing a beat switches to a quote with an appropriate and believable accent, and then goes back to the narrative. His expressive and easygoing manner makes the art of narration seem effortless. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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