Pacific Glory

Pacific Glory

by P. T. Deutermann
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Pacific Glory by P. T. Deutermann

Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

Glory, now Tommy’s widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded.

Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312599447
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

P. T. DEUTERMANN, a retired Navy captain, is the author of fourteen previous novels and lives with his wife in North Carolina. His father was a destroyer division commander in the Pacific theater under Admiral Halsey.

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Pacific Glory 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
alanf18 More than 1 year ago
Many years ago while at my grandparents house I found a book by S.E. Smith titled: "The United States Navy in World War II." It was a very gripping description of the Navy's involvement in WWII told from the viewpoint of both, the commanders as well as those actually fighting the battles. You might read something from and admiral only to be followed up by a description from a ship's cook. I learned a great deal about the Navy's participation in WWII from that book - enough to make me enlist in the Navy later on. Reading P.T. Deutermann's fictional account of the battle in the Pacific was even more gripping than S.E. Smith's nonfictional account, and the description of the battles down to the finite details was absolutely accurate as compared to S.E. Smith's. This is my new favorite novel of all time and if you don't read it you sure are missing out! I will certainly read it again.
RRabbit More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of P. T. Deutermann for years. He's best when he writes about the Navy as he does in PACIFIC GLORY. The book follows three friends, a bomber pilot, a destroyer officer and a nurse from the battle of Midway through the Leyte Gulf. I endured the romances, but thoroughly enjoyed the account of shipboard life and I couldn't put the book down as I read the descriptions of the surface actions around Guadalcanal and Leyte Gulf. CAPT Deutermann's characters are very human, very real--afraid at times, brave at others. He does not shrink from dramatizing the the cost of war. James Hornfischer's NEPTUNE'S INFERNO and LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS provide histories of Guadalcanal campaign and the battle of Leyte Gulf with that same human touch: wonderful complements to this novel. CAPT Deutermann historical novel PACIFIC GLORY rings true.
Josh1919 More than 1 year ago
A very well researched, well told WWII story. You'd think yourself as an American right there in action in the air, land, or sea.
Jere74 More than 1 year ago
Having read "Edge of Honor" and so able to identify with both the period and issues I felt it would be hard to top this read. However, "Pacific Glory" did just that. I can say that this was the only read I have come across that at the end of the read I was moved to tears, which is totally out of character for me. P.T. is a master at re-creating the emotional issues that underly all the operational/mission decisions that must be met.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Congrats to P T Deutermann for his incredible book. A close look at the South Pacific navel battles of WW2, it is extraordinary. Wonderful and terrifying descriptions of navel battles at sea and in the air fill the pages of this book. A wartime romance and tragedy follow the narrative and give a picture of life during war. Worth reading twice. Having enjoyed all of Mr. Deutermann's previous books especially the navel novels, this would make a great read for almost everyone.
I_like_clean_reads More than 1 year ago
Great story about the Pacific theater during WWII. My reasons for giving it a 3 star rating instead of better was the lack of any references to the naval lingo and the uncalled for - IMO - sex scene between the Naval pilot and the nurse. I loved the story nonetheless when it told about the battles, etc., and felt it was so realistic, but really, really wished that the author had had some type of references in the back for those of us unfamiliar with naval lingo. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book immensely. Even read some of the books that the author suggests about the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Very cool. Very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a surprisingly entertaining look at the Pacific War from the perspective of two Naval Academy classmates, and the woman they both love---the widow of their best friend A must read for military history buffs!
Maddog20 More than 1 year ago
My father was in the Navy in WWII and I heard all sorts of stories growing up. The author's exciting and real portrayal of what the men in the Navy endured for our freedom, just amazes me. The fear was palbable. I still find it hard to believe the numbers men and women we lost in that war. Knowing they had a good chance of dieing and still charging into battle...that is true courage. The writer made the ecperience so real without a maudlin approach. Can't wait to find and read another of his books.
WonderWomanLS More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book. I was never sure exactly what would happen. It is a super book for someone interested in the Pacific front of WWII. Had it all some thrilling battle scenes, some romance (thankfully not the explicit stuff), some realism and some surprises! I recommend highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you feel like you are there as history is happening. Very realistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like stories of WW11 and Naval battles, then this is the book for you. I liked it but I am of that generation. The battle scenes are intense.
wetone More than 1 year ago
Deutermann has the inside track on Naval history. His knowledge allows his stories to have much more realism
SavannahJH More than 1 year ago
I love naval history and this book got my interest from page one. Deutermann's authors' notes separate fact from fiction for the reader. The book gave me some insight of what one could experience on a destroyer in combat, and then escaping from a sinking ship. The author's experience in the Navy make his books realistic, and leaves the reader questing to learn more. I also liked how he incorporated navy nursing in WWII into his book.
willy10 More than 1 year ago
A spellbinding narriative for anyone interested in WW Two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good original story with a nice historic mix.
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rockgeorge More than 1 year ago
it was hard to put down, I would get so caught up in it. I am a retired sailor and father was a electriction mate 2nd class in wwii and my mother was a physical therapist for the army in wwii, my sister was a tech sargent who met her husband at the pentagon during viet nam. so Ihave lived a military live all my life and that was an excellent portrait of military life, I was in aviation in military so the taffey incident did occur as well as the cruiser battle of the canal and midway. there were some minor technical discriptions of the small carriars that were off, but overall a highly recommended book of wwii
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a child when Pearl Harbor was attacked but was aware of something very serious that all the adults around me were concerned about. I found this book very engaging as well as informative.
duncano More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy great character development, WWII-based adventure, naval combat and just a satisfying yarn, this fits the bill. One of the best historical combat adventures I've read set in the WWII Pacific theater. All tied very well into actual combat settings. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. as the author, I spent over 3 years on a Navy Destroyer and reeading the story brought me back to my Navy day. The terminology was great and accurate, I felt I was back on ship listing to the various commands. I felt for these guys, when a US Destroyer took on the pride of the Japanese fleet, one of their largest Battle ships...5" guns vs. 18" guns but these Destroyer sailors had guts and pride. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone, especially all former Destroyer men.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deutermann captures the gruesome impacts of Pacific Theatre WWII Naval battles. Graphic accounts of what it was like to be on ships and aircraft in these epic battles.
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