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- DescriptionOn August 2, 1943, in the waters of Blackett Strait in Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri sliced an American PT boat in two, leaving its crew for dead in a flaming sea. The boat's skipper, a lieutenant named John Fitzgerald Kennedy, repeatedly risked his life in an effort to summon help until he finally secured his crew's rescue.
- Author BiographyRobert J. Donovan's long and varied career as a journalist began in 1932. While writing PT 109 in 1961, he worked for the New York Herald Tribune as Chief of the Washington Bureau, a position he later held for the Los Angeles Times. He has written numerous books, including Eisenhower: The Inside Story, Nemesis: Truman and Johnson in the Coils of War in Southeast Asia, and Boxing the Kangaroo: A Reporter's Memoir.
- Author(s)Robert J. Donovan
- PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Date of Publication01/09/2002
- GenreBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcGraw-Hill Inc.,US
- Content Note15 photographs, 2 maps
- Weight315 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Foreword byDaniel Schorr
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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