Marsh Vincent, Mick McCarty, and Tommy Lewis were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Only Tommy wins her heart and marries Glory after graduation. Different skills set the three men on separate paths in the Navy, but they are all forever changed by 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 at the Pearl Harbor naval hospital. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal, through the turning point at Midway, to a climactic showdown with the Japanese fleet at Leyte Gulf. 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 and ashamed.
Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is an old-fashioned military adventure of the first order.
©2011 P. T. Deutermann (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Praise for Pacific Glory:
“Epic, eloquent, stirring...a war novel that is both sweeping and intensely personal." (Library Journal
“Pacific Glory is a tale brilliantly told for anyone who loves history or an adventure in the spirit of Patrick O’Brian. Deutermann’s eye for capturing the romance, valor, and sacrifice of life at sea is unforgettable. From the first pages, as Deutermann reels you in, you are hooked, drawn into the past and finally delivered back to the future, a journey taken with unforgettable characters.” (Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way)
“Authentic down to the last riveting detail, Pacific Glory will mesmerize anyone who wants to relive the U.S. Navy’s war with Japan – while a mysterious love story about three Annapolis men in love with the same exotic woman winds through the bomb blasts and salvos.” (Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of Time and Tide)
War stories are not something I typically enjoy, but Deutermann is easily my favorite author so I thought it was worth a try. I am so glad I bought it. I was engaged by the end of the first chapter. Characters were really brought to life. Absolutely wonderful!
This is a Deutermann classic. I have listenened to most of his books and found Pacific Glory to be his best. Narration by Dick Hill was outstanding.
I've always been a Deutermann fan, but seldom read much WWI or WWII fiction - it's just not my thing. That said, I found this book to be exceptional in every way; the characters are extremely well written and fleshed out, and the story is funny and sad and scary and exciting in all the best possible ways.
On the narration side, I was very pleased; I've always been a Dick Hill fan, but in the past, have found his rendering of female voices to be kind of whiny and grating; for me, this book was a huge improvement.
Overall, I highly recommend this book, even if you think the topic isn't one you're normally interested in.
The use of language not used in the 1940s made this fictional account too fictional to be enjoyable. What ended it for me was the authors reference to "ConEx" boxes as structures on Guadalcanal. The use of cargo containers would have been useful during WW2 and it would have been nice to have GPS and Gortex in Vietnam but they just didn't exist yet.
Having served in the Navy on submarines, I am probably more critical than others when reading fiction that takes place onboard naval vessels. However, I am happy to say that this book is realistic and very entertaining.
KNOCKED my socks off. If you like WEB Griffin you'll love Deuterman. perfect combination of history and historical fiction.
Dick Hill is at his very best in bringing Deutermann's Pacific Glory to life. You will feel a personal relationship with each character including pain, laughter, tears, anger, revenge, love and hope. Be ready to be pulled into the pages.
Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!
This book had personal significance for me so perhaps my review is slanted. But as with all works of this author that I have had the pleasure to read, it was well written and very 'entertaining'. I was moved to tears more than once. Some liberties were taken, but they do not negatively impact the truth of what happened during that period of the war in the pacific. Dick Hill does a predictably superb job reading this story and adds to its poignancy. Great story, lovable characters, moving to its core. Happy reading!
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