The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan

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Jove Books, 1990 - History - 258 pages
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In April, 1942, President Roosevelt urged the military high command to prepare a devastating carrier-launch raid against the Japanese home islands. And the only person who dared to lead the mission was the best-known risk-taker in the U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle.

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User Review  - alco261 - LibraryThing

This book is a detailed recounting of the carrier launched B-25 raid against Tokyo, Japan on 18 April 1942. The book opens with a brief, one chapter, recap of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chuck Hemesath - Goodreads

Great documentary of a story unknown to most Americans. This raid, while seemingly small was definitely monumental in the Allies winning the war. This book kept my interest and provided from what I can tell a very accurate account of American history Read full review


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Glines is curator of the Doolittle Military Aviation Library at the University of Texas.

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