First Heroes The Extraordinary Story of Doolittle Raid - America's First World War II Victory

ISBN-10: 0142003417
ISBN-13: 9780142003411
Edition: N/A
Authors: Craig Nelson
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Description: Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war. The First Heroesis the story of that mission. Meticulously researched and based on interviews with twenty of the surviving Tokyo Raiders, this is a true account that almost defies belief, a tremendous human drama of great personal courage, and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history.

Craig Nelson was an editor at HarperCollins, Hyperion, and Random House for almost twenty years. He lives in New York City.

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