John F. Kennedy and PT-109

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John F. Kennedy and PT-109

John F. Kennedy and PT-109 By Richard Tregaskis John F Kennedy and PT None

  • Title: John F. Kennedy and PT-109
  • Author: Richard Tregaskis
  • ISBN: 9780394903996
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. carltheaker on said:

      There was a long wait list for this popular tale atthe Heritage Hill Elementary School JFK had beenin office a year or so and every kid wanted to read it.

    2. John Purvis on said:

      John F Kennedy and PT 109 eBook was published in 2016 the original paper edition was published in 1962 and was written by Richard Tregaskis enpedia wiki Richard Mr Tregaskis published over a dozen books I received an ARC of this novel through netgalley in return for a fair and honest review I categorize this novel as PG because it contains scenes of Violence The story is set in several different islands of the South Pacific during World War II This non fiction novella tells about the growth of t [...]

    3. Charlie (NJBiblio) on said:

      From history classes and documentaries I was definitely familiar with John F Kennedy and in a cursory way familiar with his naval career, especially as it related to action with PT 109 Until reading this book, however, I was unaware of the full story of not only Kennedy s service, but of the PT boat program as a whole.Richard Tregaskis is perhaps best known for his gripping account Guadalcanal Diary, but I had been unaware that he also wrote several WWII histories, this one in particular First [...]

    4. Raymond on said:

      I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Open Road Integrated Media in return for a fair and honest review.This is an account of 25 year old John F Kennedy during his military service from 1942 to 1943 It takes place in the South Pacific, near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, when J.F.K skippered the Patrol Torpedo boat, PT 109.Richard Tregaskis account, is very methodical, to say the least He skillfully details young Lt Kennedy s military career up to that decisive day in 1943, but [...]

    5. Jeff Dawson on said:

      I remember reading this back in 6th grade It was one of the books that peaked and launched my appreciation and interest for WWII.Back then, I wasn t privy as most of weren t to the escapades of JFK or the pain he constantly endured during his life after serving our country I know his father Joe was not pleased with John s desire to be on the front lines and putting himself in harms way, especially since his older brother would die in a B 17 over the skies on England.What really struck me in the [...]

    6. Anneke on said:

      I just finished John F Kennedy and PT 109 by Richard Tregaskis Read it via NetGalley Published by Open Road Media 11 15 16.Excellent account of JFK and the PT 109 and later PT 59 Gunboat 1 , during World War II, in the Solomon Islands.Detailed, fast paced, easy to read Prior to reading this book, I did not truly understand the nature of JFK s heroism, sacrifice and even back then, his care for his team, his tenacity, and his intense desire to serve his country Highly recommended.I found it parti [...]

    7. Peter Ackerman on said:

      John F Kennedy and PT 109 is a reprint of a book that originally came out in 1962 is a wonderfully retelling of the events surrounding the one day President s heroics surrounding his PT boat of the title in the Solomon Islands The book is very taught, like a good ship, it provides plenty of detail, but not so great that any one point goes on for pages and pages The only negative that I discovered with this though, as a reader who is not normally into war stories with ships and weapons, I was a l [...]

    8. Shannon on said:

      I only learned of JFK s military career a few months ago quite by accident while investigating a Today in History website and chalk my lack of previous knowledge up to the public school system.Reading the book gave me a glimpse into the life of JFK in his pre presidential days Brave man among many.

    9. Eric on said:

      A quick read and good follow up to watching the movie starring Cliff Robertson As you can imagine, the film strays somewhat from Kennedy s actual exploits I d love to take a ride on one of those ol PT boats

    10. Dave on said:

      Good book as far as history goes but lacked any real climax I realize it is a factual book, but I guess I expected a lot than what I read I still recommend it for it s historical value.

    11. Rob Roy on said:

      He was the president when I read this book, and I greatly admired him.

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