75-Years Ago: Remembering Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked in a surprise military strike by Japanese forces.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack.  For those of you looking to brush up on your knowledge in that area, have no fear.  We’ve a list of all the newest books on the subject.  As you might imagine, a lot of books have come out recently to commemorate the anniversary.  Reserve them today:

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton

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In this extraordinary never-before-told eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack–the only memoir ever written by a survivor of the USS Arizona–ninety-four-year-old veteran Donald Stratton finally shares his unforgettable personal tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his inspiring determination to return to the fight.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey

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A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor–the warnings, clues and missteps–by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.

Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor by Stephen Harding

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As the Pearl Harbor attack began, a U.S. cargo ship a thousand miles away in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean mysteriously vanished along with her crew. What happened, and why ?

Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two World War II Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific by Bill Lascher

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The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II–a saga of love, adventure, and danger.

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta

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A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness by Craig Nelson

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Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America–Pearl Harbor–based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author.

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin

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On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II– from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.  Today, America is still filled with racial tension, and personal liberty in wartime is as relevant a topic as ever. Moving and impactful, National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin’s sobering exploration of this monumental injustice shines as bright a light on current events as it does on the past.

And for those of you looking for pertinent DVDs:

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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From the facts that are widely known to the unsung heroes, this 75th anniversary set delivers the definitive chronicle of the attack on Pearl Harbor. With combat footage, gripping personal accounts, and detailed historical analysis, six documentaries explore one of history’s most devastating events.

 

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