PT 105

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Product Number: Z100124009
Released: Jul 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541427723
Narrator/s: Sean Pratt
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast-the fastest craft on the water during World War II-and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective. This book helps set the record straight by presenting an authentic picture of PT boats that draws on the author's experience at Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and Choiseul Island. Action-filled, his account describes evading night bombers, rescuing coast watchers and downed airmen, setting down Marine scouts behind Japanese lines, engaging in vicious gun battles with Japanese barges and small freighters, and contending with heat, disease, and loneliness. First published in 1996, the book has been hailed for telling an exciting yet fully accurate story.

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Author(s): Dick Keresey
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 04, 2017

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Author(s): Dick Keresey
Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
Genre: History
Product Number DD32964
Released: Jul 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541407725

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