The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid--America's First World War II Victory
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 Heroes is 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing
Comprehensive account of the Doolittle raid. Readers will work to keep the large number of people in order, there were 80 aviators and the concurrent stories are necessarily complicated. Good reading. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tillywern - LibraryThing
A very good read overall. The book moves quite quickly developing the participants stories. Either a benefit or a drawback, it actually covers, in some detail, other aspects of the Pacific theater. In ... Read full review
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