Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat

By: Nelson, Curtis L.

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First printing. Remainder mark. 2003 Trade Paperback. x, 242 pp. Provides a comprehensive critical analysis of a vessel long neglected by naval scholars - Highlights the involvement that FDR, Douglas MacArthur, John F. Kennedy, and others had with the PT Hunters in the Shallows examines the development of the small torpedo boat in U.S. naval history from Lt. William Cushing's heroic Civil War attack on the Confederate ram Albemarle in 1864 in a forerunner of the PT to the type's zenith in World War II. Curtis L. Nelson takes readers inside the scandalous 1939 Elco deal to manufacture PTs, describes Gen. Douglas MacArthur's dramatic escape from Corregidor via PT in 1942, and assesses the sinking of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 off the Solomon Islands in 1943.

Title: Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat

Author: Nelson, Curtis L.

Categories: Military, Military, Boats & Watercraft,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Brassey's Inc: 2003

ISBN Number: 1574886010

ISBN Number 13: 9781574886016

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2273429

Keywords: CURTIS NELSON HUNTERS IN SHALLOWS PT BOAT NAUTICAL MILITARY CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE AMERICAN HISTORY NAVAL SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 TRANSPORTATION,