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Collision with History: The Search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109
Collision With History: The Search For John F. Kennedy's PT 109, by Ballard, Robert D. With Michael
Hardcover, First Edition, 200 pages
Published November 26th 2002 by National Geographic
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Coffee-table history of Kennedy's crash of the PT109 during WWII. Good photography and high-level narrative history, nothing earth-shattering. This makes good background reading for Homer Hickam's fiction "The Ambassador's Son", which see reviewed here, and in fact with this book published in 2002 and Hickam's in 2005 it seems that some of Hickam's historical material may have come from here.
Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former commander in the United States Navy and an oceanographer who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology. He is most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. Most recently he discovered the wreck o ...moreMore about Robert D. Ballard...