Find great deals on ebay for pt 109 book when you shop the largest online selection at. Note the striped headband on the book on the bottom. It was small, fast, and inexpensive to build, valued for its maneuverability and speed but hampered at the beginning of the war by ineffective torpedoes, limited armament, and comparatively fragile construction that limited some of the variants to coastal waters. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you. Donovan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Kennedy biography pt 109 william morrow, believes with 99. While writing this book, donovan interviewed the president and several of the 109 s survivors. Domagalskis fascination with history began at a young age by building model ships and reading books about world war ii. Pt 109 by robert john donovan was published as john f. However, one could argue that this is a book focusing on jacks time with the pt 109, only. Book club to go collection for book discussion groups. Inside back cover featuring six photos from the movie. The new afterward gives some detailed information on the history of american pt boats and jfks time as skipper of the pt 59 after the pt 109.
Thanks to the 1963 movie pt 109, adapted from the 1961 book pt 109. The author traveled to the south pacific to the location where the ramming of kennedys pt boat patrol torpedo by a japanese warship split his ship in two and started the whole ordeal of life and death for lieutenant kennedy and his crew. Kennedy captains a pt boat and takes it into battle. The series originally published from 19511970 consisted of 122 volumes in the american history run and 63 in the world history run. How doggerland sank beneath the waves 500,0004000 bc prehistoric europe documentary duration. Pt 109 by robert john donovan goodreads share book. Richard tregaskis audio books, best sellers, author bio. Krulaks second marine parachute battalion1st marine. There may be an important part of world war ii history at the bottom of the harlem river. Kennedy rare books and first editions at bauman rare. Looking somewhat out of place creeping slowly up the miami river instead of churning up the ocean in an attack on a foreign vessel, a reproduction of the pt boat commanded by president kennedy in world war ii. Lastly, there is a 32page book of famous quotations, and a 44page jfk movie photo book. Finding pt 109 is especially meaningful to the members of my family, but we also believe it represents the story of all the brave young men who fought with such courage in the south pacific, he said in a statement.
Turner classic movies presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from one of the largest film libraries in the world. In publishers dust jacket, near fine condition with bright illustrations, light wear at edges, list of publishers books on verso of dust jacket. He served as director of original programming for hbo and was coproducer of the pbs special navy seals. A thrilling, momentbymoment account of one of the most famous events of wo. Profiles in courage, however, was one of the earliest and most successful of these campaign books.
The man who saved the lives of his pt 109 crewmen during wwii and became the 35th president foughtand wonhis first battle at the age of twoandahalf, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Illustrated beige cloth, title printed in blue on spine, blue illustration of pt 109 boat on front panel. Dallek dutifully pauses at the early stations of the cross boston, harvard, pt 109. Iranian submarines launch missiles at the united states. Published september 1st 2002 by international marine publishing first published 1961. For example this series of photos of pt 61, flanked by all green boats pt 47 and most likely pt 109, shows a custom mixed paint that the crew voted on. Richard william tregaskis november 28, 1916 august 15, 1973 was an american journalist and author whose bestknown work is guadalcanal diary 1943, an account of just the first several weeks in august september 1942 of the u.
Kennedy, compiled by his fellow pt 109 survivor and campaign aide. The story was told in pt 109, a 1961 book, and a 1962 song by jimmy dean and a 1963 movie of the same title. This interest eventually grew into research and writing. His actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of pt 109 made him a war hero. B0006axdwg dust jacket and book are clean, has a good binding, no marks or. It has the dust cover which is torn at the top and in poorfair condition see photos. It has a note from the person who bought the book originally in 1962 as a gift. I just got my dumas pt109 todaythis is the redesigned kit of dumas 33 long elco boat. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new.
The book on the top, missing this element, is the book club edition. Before reading this book, i had watched the pt109 movie countless times, read the book directly connected to it, watched the national geographic special on pt109 and had visited the jfk library. Pt boat colors and camouflage in the pacific varied. William doyle has written or cowritten seven books, including pt 109. An american epic of war, survival, and the destiny. A lot of it having to do with the entire nature of the pt program that was presented. Our model club had a bunch of lindberg pt s, all green 109 s, and i wanted mine to be different. Fred kaplan, the acclaimed, awardwinning author of lincoln, returns with john quincy adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in american historya leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation in this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, fred kaplan brings into. South vietnam and was awarded the overseas press clubs george polk award. An american epic of war, survival, and the destiny of john f. Find video, photos, forums, blogs and shop for some of.
The picture at left shows the top page edges of a book club edition and the first trade edition of the same title. Contains numerous pencil notations and corrections, likely by dr. Another aspect of what is often a cheaper overall design is the absence of a headband on some book club editions. Kennedys heroic actions that saved his crew and a fascinating examination of how that extraordinary episode shaped the future presidents life. Where this book differs, is it tell us the whole story. And i think jack was a bit of what was more of an unlucky hero than incompetent commander in this.
Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, moderate tanning and thumb marking. A pt boat short for patrol torpedo boat was a motor torpedo boat used by the united states navy in world war ii. Kennedy, future united states president, in the pacific theater during world war ii. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Then the book picks up steam as kennedy enters the political arena, a dubious commodity despite his charm. First published in 1961, this 40th anniversary edition comes with a foreword. Published by crest books, greenwich, connecticut 1962. Book club to go collection for book discussion groups each kit contains 10 books and may have a set of discussion questions. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Pt 109 john f kennedy in world war ii powells books. The kit has some very detailed instructions along with some very nice blue line drawings 4 sheets. Pt 109, like hundreds of its kin, was a patrol torpedo boat built in bayonne, n. Pt 109 was a pt boat patrol torpedo boat last commanded by lieutenant junior grade john f. Pt 109 by william doyle salt by mark kurlansky scottsdale by joan fudala the speed of trust by stephen covey sunk without a sound by brad dimock.
He received the overseas press club s george polk award in 1964 for firstperson reporting under hazardous circumstances. Sea explorer uncovers kennedys pt 109 the new york times. Pages can include considerable notesin pen or highlighterbut the notes cannot obscure the text. I did the that looks about right method of measureguessing. Ioba identifying book club editions independent online. Jfk, an unfinished life a new book on president kennedy has attracted attention because of the disclosure that he had sex with a white house. Acclaimed war correspondent richard tregaskiswho once beat out the future president for a spot on the harvard university swim teambrings this remarkable chapter in american history to vivid life in john f. Kennedy biopic pt 109 was hardly smooth sailing 1963 cliff robertson starrer had input from an involved white house, suffered a backbreaking snub. Exlibrary additional shipping may apply to international orders larger books may require additional shipping about the book.
To best ensure the health and safety of library staff and the general public, resource sharing between libraries will be temporarily suspended. Ive opened the box and was impressed by packing job done by dumas. Landmark books are perhaps the most sought after out of print childrens books by homeschooling families. Although his presidency was cut short, our nations youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the. This is an actual 1st printing first edition not book club edition book of pt 109. Marine corps invasion of guadalcanal in the solomon islands during world war ii. The book was later turned into an epic motion picture. And i may have missed a little detail, but in that size its hard to tell. Bob donovan has written the definitive story of my brothers heroic efforts to save his crew in 1943 after their torpedo boat was cut in half by a japanese destroyer, near. When one thinks about president kennedys naval career in world war ii, what most often comes to mind is his command of motor torpedo boat pt 109. Kennedys naval service in world war ii, particularly of the rescue of his crew after his pt.998 1124 1360 336 1601 229 1426 648 926 65 1530 1231 1245 1043 477 1383 79 332 818 1443 370 479 1090 1073 1171 637 1187 240 423 614 1468 1120 1411 1318 1161 648 831