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Ghosts of Bungo Suido

By Peter T. Deutermann, 1941-

A thrilling WWII adventure set in a submarine in the Pacific, by the Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory

In late 1944, America’s naval forces face what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea.  Built in secrecy, these ships seem invincible, and lay waste to any challengers. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there is rumored to be a third, a newly-built aircraft carrier, ready to launch from Japan’s heavily-defended and mined Inland Sea. Such a ship would threaten U.S. Pacific forces, allow Japan to launch air attacks against the U.S. mainland, and change the course of the war.

No American submarine has penetrated the Inland Sea; five boats and their crews have perished in the Bungo Suido strait. Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond—an aggressive, attacking leader with a reckless streak—is now captain of a new submarine. Hammond may be the navy’s only hope to locate and stop the Japanese super-ship before it launches . . . if it even exists.

P.T. Deutermann’s previous World War II adventure, Pacific Glory, won acclaim from readers and reviewers, and was honored with the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, administered by the American Library Association. In Ghosts of Bungo Suido, Deutermann presents another sweeping, action-filled WWII novel, based on a true event from the Pacific theater.

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250018021


Format: Book
Author: Deutermann, Peter T., 1941-
Summary: Hearing rumors of the construction of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading a first American submarine into the Inland Sea in the hopes of finding and stopping the seemingly invincible ship.
Title: Ghosts of Bungo Suido / P.T. Deutermann.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Fiction World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Fiction Bungo Channel (Japan) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250018021 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1250018021 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Deutermann
Oclc: 811597765
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Bib Id: 442409

Format: Book
Author: Deutermann, Peter T., 1941-
Summary: Hearing rumors of the construction of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading a first American submarine into the Inland Sea in the hopes of finding and stopping the seemingly invincible ship.
Title: Ghosts of Bungo Suido / P.T. Deutermann.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: 343 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Fiction
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Fiction
Subjects: Bungo Channel (Japan) -- Fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2013009264
ISBN: 9781250018021 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1250018021 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Deutermann