Pacific Glory

Pacific Glory

Book - 2011
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A thrilling, multi-layered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war

Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

Glory, now Tommy's widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded.

Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer.

One of Library Journal 's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780312599447
Characteristics: vii, 389 p. ;,25 cm.


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Feb 14, 2018

Very realistic depiction of the hell that is war. Excellent writing throughout. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Deutermann's skill at observing naval protocol is superb. Such young men. My admiration for the heroism, courage and character of what was my father's generation knows no bounds. So , go aboard and don't forget to say "Aye, Aye, Sir"

Nov 21, 2016

Usual good stuff by Dueterman. Love the historical context and his detailed descriptions of battle scenes. Hard to beat this guy if you like war novels.

Jul 14, 2016

Great adventure, a real page turner. Can't wait to read other offerings from this author.

Apr 27, 2013

I too would give this book 5 stars, excellent writing and didn't want to put it down.

Feb 21, 2013

You often read reviews that the book was spellbinding, couldn't put it down, kept you on the edge of your seat. This one actually was. It was one of the best war stories I have ever read. The quality of the writing was first class, the battle scenes were overwhelming, and the plot had just enough twists to keep you off balance. A good read from first page to last.

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