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The Resource PT-109 : JFK's night of destiny, William Doyle

PT-109 : JFK's night of destiny, William Doyle

Label
PT-109 : JFK's night of destiny
Title
PT-109
Title remainder
JFK's night of destiny
Statement of responsibility
William Doyle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thrilling, moment-by-moment account of one of the most famous events of World War II0́4the sinking of PT-109 and John F. Kennedy's heroic actions that saved his crew0́4and a fascinating examination of how that extraordinary episode shaped the future president's life.At 2:00 a.m. on the moonless night of August 2, 1943, U.S. Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109, captained by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri near the Solomon Islands. The American ship was cleaved in two and rocked by an explosion; two crew members died instantly; the remaining eleven survivors clung to the sinking wreckage, adrift in enemy waters. Despite injuring his back, Lt. Kennedy0́4towing a severely burned sailor by the strap of a life jacket0́4led his battered and exhausted men on a harrowing three-and-a-half mile swim to a tiny uninhabited island. Desperate for food and water, Kennedy set off on a solo reconnaissance mission, scouting two larger islands two-and-a-half miles away. Discovering water and coconuts, he returned for his men. 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 U.S., PT-109 recounts this event in breathtaking detail and explores the incident's remarkable aftermath on JFK's life and legend. William Doyle reveals that, while the incident transformed JFK into a "war hero" and helped propel him to the U.S. Senate and the White House, the wounds he suffered during that harrowing week continued to haunt him, physically and psychologically
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, William
Dewey number
  • [Libby]
  • 940.545973092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E842.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
PT-109 : JFK's night of destiny, William Doyle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Samurai in the mist -- Give me a fast ship -- Summit meeting on Fifth Avenue -- Into the labyrinth -- The front line -- The raid -- The Battle of Blackett Strait -- Lost at sea -- Land of the dead -- The hand of fate -- The rescue -- Life and death at the Warrior River -- The winged chariot -- Mission to Tokyo -- The greatest actor of our time
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062346605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ce165118-476c-4b25-926d-3aa18bed8ed0
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907292577
  • (OCoLC)ocn907292577
Label
PT-109 : JFK's night of destiny, William Doyle
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Samurai in the mist -- Give me a fast ship -- Summit meeting on Fifth Avenue -- Into the labyrinth -- The front line -- The raid -- The Battle of Blackett Strait -- Lost at sea -- Land of the dead -- The hand of fate -- The rescue -- Life and death at the Warrior River -- The winged chariot -- Mission to Tokyo -- The greatest actor of our time
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062346605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ce165118-476c-4b25-926d-3aa18bed8ed0
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907292577
  • (OCoLC)ocn907292577

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