Boston, MA, May 31, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- New Word City llc announces the publication of JFK’s War by New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Thomas Fleming.
The most famous collision in American Navy history took place on a moonless night in 1943. PT-109, under John F. Kennedy’s command, was idling off the South Pacific island of Kolombangara. With virtually no warning, a Japanese destroyer smashed into the boat, slicing it in half and igniting its thousands of gallons of gasoline. PT-109’s commander and surviving crew were flung or leaped into the blazing water.
Thus began an ordeal that writers, relatives, and friends would use to create a drama that would propel John F. Kennedy to the presidency of the United States. Here, in this digital short, Fleming provides a vivid – and surprising – account of that collision and details the profound impact it had on John Kennedy, transforming him into the leader that so many people continue to admire today.
“Fleming takes a seemingly familiar story and finds an entirely new set of insights - it’s a sensational read,” says New Word City President Maurice Coyle.
The title is available at all major online booksellers, including Amazon, the iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble.
About The Author
New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written twenty nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written twenty-three historical novels, many of them bestsellers.
About New Word City
New Word City llc is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form eBooks on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its eBooks appear regularly on a number of bestseller lists. Its titles are also featured each week on the Starbucks Digital Network.