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Pt 105

Keresey, Dick

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ISBN 10: 1557504601 / ISBN 13: 9781557504609
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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the story of pt boat warfare in the pacific by the captain of pt105. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 019395

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Title: Pt 105

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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Dick Keresey, a retired New York attorney and resident of Montclair, New Jersey, served with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Five from 1942 to 1944, including sixteen months as skipper of PT 105 before becoming a division leader.

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

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