PT 109

An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD16845
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504611350
Narrator/s: David Drummond
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On August 2, 1943, United States patrol torpedo boat PT-109, captained by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri near the Solomon Islands. Despite injuring his back, Lt. Kennedy-- towing a severely burned sailor by the strap of a life jacket-- led his battered and exhausted men on a harrowing 3.5 mile swim to a tiny island chain. For six days they lived off coconuts and kept out of sight of passing Japanese patrols until they were rescued. Drawing on new information from the American rescuers and recently released archives in both Japan and the United States, PT-109 recounts this event in breathtaking detail.

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Author(s): William Doyle
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100092535
Released: Oct 06, 2015
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062395252
Author(s): William Doyle
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Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
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