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Author: John J. Gobbell
ISBN: 0312131089
Pages: 360 pages
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1995)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size ePUB: 1591 kb
Size Fb2: 1432 kb
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Rating: 4.4
Votes: 393
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book The Last Lieutenant epub download

by John J. Gobbell



John J. Gobbell’s most popular book is The Last Lieutenant (Todd Ingram, #1).

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Historical Thriller author John J. Gobbell is a former Navy Lieutenant who saw duty as a destroyer weapons officer. Novels by John J. Header Content Region. His ship served in the South China Sea, granting him membership in the exclusive ATonkin Gulf Yacht Club. As an executive recruiter, his clients include military/commercial aerospace companies giving him insight into character development under the historical thriller format. He has written several novels involving . Insert text, image or banner ads here, or just delete this text and leave this area blank!

Ingram had put all that out of his mind, when on the last day of the war, the Maxwell suffers a hit from a Kamikaze attack off Okinawa.

They became close friends, or so Ingram thought, until he discovered Dezhnev was a spy and had directly contributed to his capture by the Japanese in the Philippines while attempting to rescue his wife to-be, Helen. Ingram had put all that out of his mind, when on the last day of the war, the Maxwell suffers a hit from a Kamikaze attack off Okinawa. She puts into Karama Rhetto, a small archipelago off Okinawa, for repairs.

JOHN J. GOBBELL is a former Navy Lieutenant who served as an ASW officer aboard the destroyer USS Tingey . I had read this book many years ago, but after reading Gobbell's latest book about Todd Ingram I decided to reread them in digital format

JOHN J. GOBBELL is a former Navy Lieutenant who served as an ASW officer aboard the destroyer USS Tingey (DD 539) in the South China Sea during the Viet Nam war. This granted him the dubious membership in the exclusive Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. I had read this book many years ago, but after reading Gobbell's latest book about Todd Ingram I decided to reread them in digital format. It's a saga of WWII and the war in the South Pacific which sounds like fodder for 90 year old vets, but this 77 year old lady was captivated by the action and historical description and read it on three days.

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Gobbell John J. ISBN 10: 0-312-95838-2. ISBN 13: 978-839138-2-5. The Neptune Strategy. Gobbell John J.

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With The Last Lieutenant and A Code For Tomorrow, John J. Gobbell has . In When Duty Whispers Low, Lieutenant Commander Ingram faces his biggest challenge to date as his best friend turns against him when the chips are down. Gobbell has firmly established himself as one of today's leading authors of epic war novels. His hero, Todd Ingram, has proven to be one of the most fascinating and endearing characters in the genre. It's 1943 and the . Navy is caught in a fierce battle against the Japanese in the South Pacific. At stake is the Allies newly won Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

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Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. It is the end of April 1942, and Navy Lieutenant Todd Ingram is pushing his beat-up minesweeper . Pelican around the dangerous waters in the mouth of Manila Bay. Bataan has fallen, and Corregidor, against terrible odds, is being defended against an endless barrage of enemy shelling and aerial attacks.

Ingram can't afford to be taken because only he knows that Cryptographer Walter Radtke is actually an Axis spy who's learned of Nimitz's trap and intends to pass the information on to Lt. Kiyoshi Tuga as soon as he can find his way to an unattended radio. The fact-based epic of an unconquerable WW II skipper's determination to escape the surrender of Corregidorpublished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. The Pacific theater, 1942.

The last lieutenant is Todd Ingram. Half-starved and beyond exhaustion, Ingram refuses to give up the fight when General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor Island to the Japanese. As artillery blasts The Rock's beaches and hillsides, Ingram commandeers a thirty-six-foot launch with eleven other desperate men. But only Ingram knows the most dangerous threat of all: that a Nazi spy lies undiscovered aboard the last evacuation submarine off the island. The Nazi knows about Chester Nimitz's plan to trap the Japanese fleet at Midway and needs just thirty seconds and a radio to get a warning dispatch to Yamamoto. Ingram must track down the spy through miles of Japanese-infested waters and stop him before the tide of the war turns irrevocably to the rising sun.Before Ingram can save himself and his men, he must save his country.
Rleillin
Really good book about a real life incident. Good description of what the soldier and sailors went through as Corrigedor fell. Good story.
Meztisho
The Last Lieutenant should be considered a classic in the same league as Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle. It was so good that I purchased all four subsequent novels in the Todd Ingram series.
Briciraz
Based on factual WWII History of conflict in the Phillipine Islands.
Gosar
My father was actually there at the time this book was written about and with it being out of print so long now I was very happy to be able to purchase a copy in such good shape for our family. It's one thing to hear about the Pacific fallig to the Japanese in WW2 but reading this book really gives a great persepctive on it. Great read.
Sharpmane
Really hard to believe this is true!
Clever
'The Last Lieutenant' tells the story of the brave men and woman who served on the fortess island of Corregidor in the Phillipines during the brutal Japanese onslaught and a fictional account of a daring escape. Lt. Todd Ingram and rag-tag bunch of navy and army men escape the horror of the Japanese attack in a small patrol boat with which they hope to make it to Austrailia. With the Japanese air force and navy hot on his tail Ingram must use all of his cunning to evade the Pacific aggressors. But Ingram has another mission as well: serving in a US navy uniform is a Nazi spy that knows the details about the Midway offensive. If this spy warns the Japanese in time what's left of the US Pacific fleet is doomed. The story that follows is a thrilling race between the two men to reach civilization. A lot of fun and a wonderful view of the battle for the Phillipines.
Axebourne
It is the end of April 1942, and Navy Lieutenant Todd Ingram is pushing his beat-up minesweeper U.S.S. Pelican around the dangerous waters in the mouth of Manila Bay. Bataan has fallen, and Corregidor, against terrible odds, is being defended against an endless barrage of enemy shelling and aerial attacks.
Life, such as it is, on Corregidor is indescribable, although John Gobbell does his best. Everything is in short supply except the wounded and dying, dust and Japanese bombardment. MacArthur is gone, and the situation passed desperate weeks before.
As an overview and an aside, the defense of Corregidor seen standing alone is senseless. The loss of life and suffering of the wounded and about to be wounded cannot be justified. Seen from a larger perspective, the U.S. is in a terrible position. The war in Europe is not going well and won't for some time, and the Japanese have just about everything their way in the Pacific. The U.S. needs an Alamo, and time, and those are paid for in blood. Hence, Corregidor is ordered defended, and brave men and women make tremendous sacrifices to do so.
The Pelican lies in the lee of the small island of Caballo, about a mile south of Corregidor. Zeros attack and the Pelican sinks. As much as possible is salvaged, and Todd Ingram and about twenty of his men take over a 36 foot shoreboat called No. 51.
No. 51's mission is to evacuate a number of critical personnel and nurses across the minefields out to a submarine rendezvous. One of the evacuees is a Cryptographer Technician Second Class Walter Radke. Except Radke is lying naked and garroted in a janitor's closet in El Paso, Texas. The guy in Radke's uniform with his papers is Abwehr agent Helmut Dottmer. Radke/Dottmer knows the U.S. has the Japanese naval code, and learns that the Americans know about Japan's early June assault plans for Midway. He needs just a minute or so alone with a powerful radio to warn Germany and its Axis partner Japan.
Dottmer, a pretty nurse named Helen Durand, who stitched up Ingram's badly cut cheek, and others make it aboard the submarine U.S.S. Wolfish. Helen is dropped off on Marinduque Island, about 150 miles south of Corregidor, where she is promptly arrested by the Japanese and badly mistreated. Dottmer and the Wolfish continue through the Philippine seas, the Wolfish gets sunk by a Japanese destroyer, and in mid-May Dottmer ends up with guerillas on Mindinao.
Meanwhile, Ingram and the Pelican crew, aboard No. 51, escape from Manila Bay and make a harrowing journey . . . Japanese patrols, weather and heavy seas, engine trouble . . . south through the Philippines traveling only at night and hiding under palm trees and in the marshes in daytime. After a stop at Marinduque, Ingram learns about Helen's fate at the hands of the quintessentially despicable Kempetai Lieutenant Kiyoshi Tuga, and manages to rescue her even though she is practically dead. No. 51 gets away and several long days and nights later, limps into Naispit in Northern Mindinao.
So the protagonists have assembled, with the usual side cast of brave Philippine men and women, feuding sailors, a horse's ass army major, guerillas, and plenty of close calls and fireworks.
Finally, with yeoman (no pun) effort on the engine and finding supplies, No. 51 is made ready for a 1,000 mile trip to Australia. Ingram, Helen, Dottmer and Tuga are all there. Then all hell breaks loose.
So, do the baddies get it? Is Japan warned? Does everyone go to the seashore?
Read this page-turner and you'll find out for yourself.
This series of novels by John Gobbell is truly amazing. I give it high marks for page-turning excitement, drama,and human interest. Also high marks for showing the competing value systems which the two sides wee fighting over.

I give it even higher marks for explaining, in plain non-technical English, some of the most least known technical military issues of WW II in the Pacific, including matters I never properly understood until I read this and his other books. If you want the low-down on how and why the Japanese had the best torpedoes in the early phase of WW II and the U.S. Navy a far inferior supply, read this and Gobbell's other books. The same can be said for understanding how American anti-aircraft fire eventually became so much more accurate, how destroyers and PT boats operated, and the role of the NKVD (Stalin's Soviet spies) in underming the American war effort against Japan.

A great novel, succeeded by other great novels in this series. Bravo !