In Harm's Way: Jfk, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT 109


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Scholastic Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Iain Martin graduated with an MA in American History from Southern Connecticut State University in 2000. He is the author of seven nonfiction books. Martin's most recent title (and his first book written for teens), Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War, was a 2013 VOYA pick for Best Nonfiction.


...a fast-paced, gripping narrative. An admiring, inspiring portrait of a courageous and selfless natural-born leader.--Kirkus

...extremely well written, thrilling in its evocation of the sinking of the PT boat and its aftermath, while creating a vivid, multidimensional portrait of the future president, who emerges as an authentic American hero who repeatedly faced danger in his efforts to save the lives of his crew. It's an epic story that deserves being discovered by a new generation of readers for whom it will be a revelation and may well inspire further reading.--Booklist

In this well-researched, dramatic account of JFK's life, with a particular emphasis on his naval career, Martin (Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War) reprises famous events in short, riveting chapters enhanced by abundant photographs, World War II facts and trivia, Kennedy family scrapbook items, and quotations from contemporary writings.--Publishers Weekly

An engaging war story about a popular president, this title will entice those with interest in presidential and military history.--School Library Journal