In Harm's Way: JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109

By MARTIN, Iain

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9781338185676
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Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2018  |  Middle to High School

Gr 4–8—In this account of John F. Kennedy's survival following the destruction of his patrol torpedo (PT) boat, Martin provides readers with an exciting and detailed tale. Kennedy, the second son of millionaire and ambassador to Britain, Joseph Kennedy, was a naval officer who sought combat duty. While he was patrolling in PT 109, his boat was damaged in a collision with a Japanese destroyer and set adrift. For the next six days, Kennedy and his surviving ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Martin provides a fast-paced account of JFK's heroic actions as commander of a patrol torpedo boat attacked by a Japanese destroyer in 1943. Exceptionally...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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