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At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy
by Robert J. Bulkley, Ernest McNeill Eller, John F. Kennedy
Paperback from United States Naval Inst.
Book Published: 31 March, 2003

Collision With History: The Search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109
by Robert Ballard
from National Geographic

American PT Boats in World War II : A Pictorial History
by Victor Chun
Hardcover - 240 pages (August 1997)
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764302566
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Cassell Military Classics: Motor Gunboat 658: The Small Boat War in the Mediterranean
by L. C. Reynolds
Book Description: From Gibraltar to Malta, from Malta to the Sicilian invasion, from Sicily to Sardinia, Corsica, and Yugoslavia: these were the stages where Motor Gunboat 658's exploits played out. With luck, its blazing guns sank many an enemy ship. Written by a man who joined the 658 at only 19 years of age, and stayed with it throughout the war, this thrilling memoir tells a tale of derring-do, comradeship, community, and spirit that no fiction can equal.
Paperback from Cassell Academic
Book Published: May, 2002

Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the Pt Boat
by Curtis L. Nelson, Curtix Nelson
Paperback from Brasseys, Inc.
Book Published: 01 April, 2003

PT 105
by Dick Keresey
Hardcover - 211 pages (May 1996)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557504601

PT 109 : John F. Kennedy in WWII
by Robert J. Donovan
Seventeen years before John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States--in the early morning of August 2, 1943, to be exact--a PT or Motor Torpedo Boat under his command was rammed and sliced in half by a Japanese destroyer in the waters of Blackett Strait, in the Solomon... Amazon.com
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Hardcover - 256 pages
40 Anniv edition (April 23, 2001)
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PT Boats at War : World War II to Vietnam
by Norman Polmar, Samuel Loring Morison
Conceived prior to World War I to accommodate the invention of the torpedo, PT, or patrol, boats came into their own during World War II. There, they were not only used to great effect by the U.S.  Navy as torpedo launchers and attack vessels in all theaters of operation, but PT109 gained fame as the vessel skippered by a young John F. Kennedy. This book details the advent, development, construction, of PT boats and their use by the U.S. Navy in World War II, as well as in Vietnam.An extensive gallery of archival photographs complements the story through the PT boat's retirement by the U.S. Navy as a result of advances in missile technology. Amazon.com
Paperback - 160 pages (March 1999)
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760304998
Devil Boats : The PT War Against Japan
by William B. Breuer
Paperback Reprint edition (March 1996)
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891415866
They Were Expendable (Bluejacket Books)
by William Lindsay White, A. L. White
Paperback - 224 pages (April 1998)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557509484

U.S. Small Combatants, Including Pt-Boats,  Subchasers, and the Brown-Water Navy : An Illustrated Design History
by Norman Friedman
Listed under Navies & Warships

The Sea Hawks : With the PT Boats at War
by Edgar D. Hoagland
Hardcover - 237 pages (July 1999)
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416846
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Sea Wolf : The Daring Exploits of Navy Legend John D. Bulkeley
by William B. Breuer
Paperback - 352 pages (June 1998)
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416633
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United States Pt-Boats of World War II in Action
by Frank D. Johnson
from Blandford Press
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