PT 109

PT 109 – William Doyle

An American epic of war, survival, and the destiny of John F. Kennedy. JFK’s hero story about having your boat run clean through by a destroyer in the middle of the night and most of the crew survives the experience. A big crunch. Lots of swimming. A coconut message. Jack Kennedy led them home. Inspiring.

Rat Pack Confidential

Rat Pack Confidential – Shawn Levy

More depth and less tabloid frenzy than you might expect from a book with this title. But it’s all there: selfishness and debauchery, mobbed-up Vegas, life in the 60s fast lane. Sinatra was at the heart of the web, with Dean, Sammy, and a couple of losers hanging out for kicks. Sinatra was doing all the kicking. A fun, easy read that opens the doors to 60s history for those who weren’t there.