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Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat

By: Nelson, Curtis L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Brassey's Inc: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273429

ISBN: 1574886010

Condition: Near Fine


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, desc... View more info