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Hunters In The Shallows: A History Of The Pt Boat Curtis L. Nelson

Hunters In The Shallows: A History Of The Pt Boat

Curtis L. Nelson

Published August 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781574881677
Hardcover
288 pages
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Hunters in the Shallows is the first book to examine the development and role of the small torpedo boat in U.S. naval history, from William Cushings heroic attack on the Confederate ram Albemarle in 1864, to PT operations in World War II. Moreover,MoreHunters in the Shallows is the first book to examine the development and role of the small torpedo boat in U.S. naval history, from William Cushings heroic attack on the Confederate ram Albemarle in 1864, to PT operations in World War II. Moreover, it offers the first critical analysis of the PTs operational value. Culled from primary sources, this myth-buster covers the inside story of the scandalous 1939 Elco deal, offers new insight into the roles of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Douglas MacArthur in PT development, dares a shocking reappraisal of MacArthurs dramatic escape from Corregidor by PT boat in 1942, and reassesses the sinking of John F. Kennedys PT-109. It also contains numerous photos and illustrations tracing American small torpedo boat development from the Civil War through World War II. Sure to be controversial, Hunters in the Shallows is a must read for naval professionals, military historians, and PT boat buffs alike.