Danger's Hour by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy audiobook

Danger's Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her

By Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Read by Michael Prichard

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200132041

  • ISBN: 9798200132034

  • ISBN: 9798200132058

Runtime: 17.30 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Based on extensive interviews with Japanese and American survivors, letters, diaries, and other primary sources, Danger's Hour explores the May 11, 1945, attack on the USS Bunker Hill, one of the deadliest kamikaze attacks of World War II. The book details the story of the ship herself (a technological marvel), her crew, and her kamikaze adversaries. Maxwell Taylor Kennedy shows how crucial this battle was to victory in the Pacific, even though it was overshadowed by the almost simultaneous surrender of the Nazis in Europe. With this extensive research, Kennedy tells the human story on both sides of the battle.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A spellbinding account showing that much more than geopolitics was at stake in the Pacific war. Publishers Weekly
The author combines extensive archival research with interviews of American and Japanese participants in a spellbinding account showing that much more than geopolitics was at stake in the Pacific war. Publishers Weekly
Kennedy’s text covers the struggle to save the ship, succor her injured, and bury her dead. Solid in the disaster-at-sea department, Kennedy’s book, with its original slant on Ogawa, will be of particular interest to the WWII readership. Booklist
“This is a riveting, thought-provoking, superbly written history that unfolds and surprises like a novel. What we are permitted to participate in is nothing short of hell: a glimpse into the most asymmetrical warfare we Americans have ever faced—the kamikaze pilot.” Ken Burns, director, producer, and author of The Roosevelts

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Author

Author Bio: Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Author Bio: Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, is a professor at Boston College and the bestselling author of Make Gentle the Life of This World. He graduated from Harvard University, where he majored in American history, and he served for three years as assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English