Based on extensive interviews with Japanese and American survivors, letters, diaries, and other primary sources, Danger's Hour explores the May 11, 1945, attack on the USS Bunker Hill, one of the deadliest kamikaze attacks of World War II. The book details the story of the ship herself (a technological marvel), her crew, and her kamikaze adversaries. Maxwell Taylor Kennedy shows how crucial this battle was to victory in the Pacific, even though it was overshadowed by the almost simultaneous surrender of the Nazis in Europe. With this extensive research, Kennedy tells the human story on both sides of the battle.More
"A spellbinding account showing that much more than geopolitics was at stake in the Pacific war." (Publishers Weekly)
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Great Story - but difficult to listen to...
Yes - - The story of Bunker Hill and all the background is well-worth knowing, especially for fans of the US Navy during WW II
The First Team - - Another view of the pilots and the Air Wing that accomplished so much in 1944/45 in the Pacific.
- Irritating mis-pronunciations of words that Naval Aviators would know.
- A very strange sing-song delivery that detracted greatly from the well-crafted words.
Maybe - I would have preferred to read it myself.
- David Gorrell