John F. Kennedy and the PT 109
This is one of those books I am a bit wishy washy on weeding. This youth oriented book was about his service during World War II and his experience in the Solomon Islands when his boat was rammed and cut in half. Kennedy and the surviving crew made it to a nearby island and were eventually rescued. All good stuff and just about every biography on Kennedy discusses this event.
Aside from the obvious age and condition, this might be worth keeping in some libraries. First the story is interesting, and although not a contemporary account, it is worth a look as Kennedy is a popular subject. However, the book’s design and feel is old looking and I would wonder if kids would just pass this by before giving it a chance. If I had space and interest in Kennedy, beyond what a regular bio would do, I might consider keeping this one. Comments?
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