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JFK'S WAR
     

JFK'S WAR

4.6 11
by Thomas Fleming
 
The most famous collision in American Navy history took place on a hot, starless, moonless night in 1943. PT109 was idling off the South Pacific island of Kolombangara. With virtually no warning, a Japanese destroyer smashed into the boat, slicing it in half and igniting its thousands of gallons of gasoline. PT109's commander and surviving crew were flung or leaped

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The most famous collision in American Navy history took place on a hot, starless, moonless night in 1943. PT109 was idling off the South Pacific island of Kolombangara. With virtually no warning, a Japanese destroyer smashed into the boat, slicing it in half and igniting its thousands of gallons of gasoline. PT109's commander and surviving crew were flung or leaped into the blazing water, beginning an ordeal that writers, relatives, and friends would use to create a drama that propelled John F. Kennedy to the presidency of the United States. Here, in this essay from New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming, is the story of what really happened that night.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014471107
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
10/20/2016
Series:
The Thomas Fleming Library , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
547,300
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most respected and prolific historians and novelists of our time. He has written twenty nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written twenty-three historical novels, many of them bestsellers.

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JFK's War 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where i everyone?!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ill ask" she nodded and padded out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Judging next sunday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This very brief title is really interesting account of John F. Kennedy’s Naval service during World War II, including the sinking of the ship under his command, PT-109, by a Japanese destroyer. The experience changed him – for the better. The author is Thomas Fleming, a well-known and respected historian. Worth reading.