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PT 105 Audiobook

PT 105

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Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast - the fastest craft on the water during World War II - and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective. This book helps set the record straight by presenting an authentic picture of PT boats that draws on the author's experience at Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and Choiseul Island. Action-filled, his account describes evading night bombers, rescuing coast watchers and downed airmen, setting down Marine scouts behind Japanese lines, engaging in vicious gun battles with Japanese barges and small freighters, and contending with heat, disease, and loneliness. First published in 1996, the book has been hailed for telling an exciting yet fully accurate story.

©1996 Dick Keresey (P)2017 Tantor

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    Curtis Graf 08-17-17
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    "Highly recommended I couldn't stop listening!"

    Well done all the way around. Outstanding storyline, good narration, great ending. I highly recommend.

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    A very interesting 1st hand account of a pt boat captain. I recommend it. No complaints.

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    M.Daddii Seattle 10-03-17
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    "Great Audible narration of an interesting story"

    I enjoyed the book and the Audible narration was great. It was less about the action they encountered and more about the life of PT boat captain, Dick Keresey, during the war (which is still amazing). It does seem to reflect the reality of the PT boat life versus the glamorous one that is often depicted., but I liked that dose of reality.

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