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Target Tokyo : Jimmy Doolittle and the raid that avenged Pearl Harbor / James M. Scott.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Beaufort - Beaufort Branch 940.54252 SCO (Text) 0530005714309 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393089622
  • Physical Description: xv, 648 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-622) and index.
Summary, etc.:
The dramatic account of one of America's most celebrated-- and controversial--military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.
In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy's factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China. Most of the bombers ran out of fuel and crashed. Captured raiders suffered torture and starvation in Japan's notorious POW camps. Others faced a harrowing escape across China with the Japanese Army in pursuit.-- Book jacket [2]
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for History Finalist 2016
Subject: Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
Tokyo (Japan) > History > Bombardment, 1942.

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