Very good in fair dust jacket. Price clipped. Very good book in fair dustjacket. Name on endpapers & location/date below last line of epilogue, otherwise interior is clean & bright. Boards have bumping & shelf wear. Clipped dustjacket has many light... Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 229 p. Audience: General/trade.
Devil Boats is a chronicle, albeit not a voluminous one, of the exploits of the men of the PT ?Devil? boats of WWII. William Breuer tells the highlights of the adventures of these Ivy league, jocks who traded their yachts and sports careers to become sailors in the Pacific Theater. Breuer?s story follows the course of PT boat action from Pearl Harbor and MacArthur?s escape to the sad days at war?s end when a indifferent U.S. Navy burned and scuttled much of what remained of the storied boats. Devil Boats also recounts the legacies of many of the crews of the PT squadrons who in later life would go on to fill the highest offices in government and civilian realms. Not the scholarly work that researchers often seek, Devil Boats remains however and iconic book reminiscent of most WWII stories published in the few decades that followed. Overall, a fun and short read. REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ, AUTHORS DESERVE YOUR OPINIONS.
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