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The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedy’s path to power – hailed as a “breathtaking account” by James Patterson, “masterfully written” by historian Douglas Brinkley, and “the finest book” ever written on the subject by Lt. Commander William Liebenow, the man who rescued JFK and the PT 109 crew in August 1943.

In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri barreled through thick fog and struck the U.S. Navy’s motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft nearly in half and killing two American sailors instantly. The sea erupted in flames as the 109’s skipper, John F. Kennedy, and the ten surviving crewmen under his command desperately clung to the sinking wreckage; 1,200 feet of ink-black, shark-infested water loomed beneath. “All hands lost,” came the reports back to the Americans’ base: no rescue was coming for the men of PT 109. Their desperate ordeal was just beginning—so too was one of the most remarkable tales of World War II, one whose astonishing afterlife would culminate two decades later in the White House.

Drawing on original interviews with the last living links to the events, previously untapped Japanese wartime archives, and a wealth of archival documents from the Kennedy Library, including a lost first-hand account by JFK himself, bestselling author William Doyle has crafted a thrilling and definitive account of the sinking of PT 109 and its shipwrecked crew’s heroics. Equally fascinating is the story’s second act, in which Doyle explores in new detail how this extraordinary episode shaped Kennedy’s character and fate, proving instrumental to achieving his presidential ambitions: “Without PT 109, there never would have been a President John F. Kennedy,” declared JFK aide David Powers.

Featuring castaways on a deserted island, a spy network of Solomon Island natives, an Australian coast watcher hidden on the side of a volcano, an S.O.S. note carved into a coconut, and a daring rescue attempt led by Kennedy’s fellow American PT boats, PT 109 is an unforgettable American epic of war and destiny.

PT 109 Audiobook Narrator

David Drummond is the narrator of PT 109 audiobook that was written by William Doyle

About the Author(s) of PT 109

William Doyle is the author of PT 109

William Doyle has written or cowritten seven books, including PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy and American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (with “American Sniper” Chris Kyle). He served as director of original programming for HBO and was coproducer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story. He lives with his family in New York City.

PT 109 Full Details

NarratorDavid Drummond
Length8 hours 37 minutes
AuthorWilliam Doyle
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateOctober 06, 2015
ISBN9780062395252

Subjects

According to HarperAudio, the Publisher of PT 109 Audiobook, PT 109 includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State

Additional info

The imprint is HarperAudio. It is supplied by HarperAudio. The ISBN-13 is 9780062395252.

Global Availability

This book is only available in the United States.

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