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The First Heroes 5 editions

Cover of: The First Heroes | Craig Nelson
About the Book

An "awe-inspiring [and] surprisingly detailed" (The Washington Post Book World) chronicle of the turning point in the war against JapanImmediately 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.

5 editions

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Cover of: The First Heroes
February 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
The First Heroes
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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2009, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
The First Heroes
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The First Heroes
February 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
The First Heroes
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The First Heroes
February 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
The First Heroes
MP3 CD in English
Cover of: The First Heroes
September 30, 2003, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The First Heroes
in English

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