Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Roberta Wohlstetter
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0804705984
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Release: 1962
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This account of the Pearl Harbor attack denies that the lack of preparation resulted from military negligence or a political plot

What Was Pearl Harbor

What Was Pearl Harbor
Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780448464626
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Release: 2013
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shares coverage of the events surrounding the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, offering insight into the devastation that sank four battleships and killed more than two thousand servicemen before propelling the United States into World War II.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: George Morgenstern
Pages: 440
ISBN: 1258115158
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pearl Harbor Ghosts

Pearl Harbor Ghosts
Author: Thurston Clarke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307416360
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark book published to rave reviews a decade ago, Pearl Harbor Ghosts has now been updated to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the surprise attack that forever changed the course of history. Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941–the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer devastation . . . the stunned naval personnel whose lives would permanently be divided into before and after Pearl Harbor . . . the ordinary Honolulu residents who were tragically unprepared to be the first target in the Pacific war . . . the Japanese pilots who manned the squadron of deadly silver bombers . . . and the island’s community of Japanese-Americans whose lives would never be the same again. Blending meticulous historic recreation with lively reporting, Clarke counterpoints the freeze-frame nightmare of the 1941 bombing with the disturbing realities of present-day Honolulu, where hundreds of veterans, both American and Japanese, converge each year to relive every hour of the attack. Wealthy Waikiki landowners and native Hawaiian farmers, admirals and nurses, Navy wives and government officials–all take their part in Clarke’s rich tapestry of memory and insight. In the end, Pearl Harbor emerges as a trauma that spread from Oahu to engulf the nation and the world–an event that continues to reverberate in the lives of all who experienced it.

History Smashers Pearl Harbor

History Smashers  Pearl Harbor
Author: Kate Messner
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780593120378
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes excerpts from The Mayflower and Women's right to vote.

Pearl Harbor 1941

Pearl Harbor 1941
Author: Carl Smith
Pages: 96
ISBN: PSU:000053375445
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Release: 2001-09-25
Editor: Osprey Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the latest research, describes previously unknown aspects of the Japanese surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 American officers and servicemen and an immediate declaration of war on Japan.

December 8 1941

December 8  1941
Author: William H. Bartsch
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9781603447416
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Release: 2012-08-13
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of even more devastating consequence for American arms occurred in the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December 8, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B-17 four-engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P-40 interceptors. The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history.” How could the army commander in the Philippines—the renowned Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been caught with all his planes on the ground when he had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces? In this book, author William H. Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related questions. Bartsch draws upon twenty-five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves, particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build-up of air power in the Philippines after July, 1941, and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the U.S. War Department in Washington and its Far East Air Force bomber, fighter, and radar personnel in the Philippines, who were affected by its decisions, with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa, who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south. In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context, Bartsch details micro-level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the Pacific. Despite the significance of this subject matter, it has never before been given full book-length treatment. This book represents the culmination of decades-long efforts of the author to fill this historical gap.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Author: Steve Twomey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476776460
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Release: 2016-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy,"--NoveList.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Craig Nelson
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781451660517
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) 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. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history. Beginning in 1914, bestselling author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, attended the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Writing with vivid intimacy, Nelson traces Japan’s leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, which culminates in their scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. Within seconds, the country would never be the same. Backed by a research team’s five years of work, as well as Nelson’s thorough re-examination of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this page-turning and definitive work “weaves archival research, interviews, and personal experiences from both sides into a blow-by-blow narrative of destruction liberally sprinkled with individual heroism, bizarre escapes, and equally bizarre tragedies” (Kirkus Reviews). Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail, and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy’s unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today.

Attack on Pearl Harbor Ranger in Time 12

Attack on Pearl Harbor  Ranger in Time  12
Author: Kate Messner
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781338538144
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Survived meets The Puppy Place in this thrilling adventure novel as Ranger -- a time-traveling golden retriever -- races to the rescue on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack. Ranger travels back to 1941 Hawaii, where World War II is on everyone's minds. That includes Ben Hansen, a young sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor, and twins Paul and Grace Yamada who are making their weekly market trip when Japanese bombs begin to fall from the sky. As the surprise attack puts all of Ranger's new friends in danger, his search-and-rescue training kicks in to high gear. Can he help them survive against all odds?

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Stephen Krensky,Larry Day
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9780689842146
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Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers young readers a guide to the events that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the episodes that followed as a result of it.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Author: John C. Davenport
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9781438104331
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When December 7, 1941, dawned in Hawaii, no one expected that by the end of the day, the U.S. Pacific Fleet would lie in ruins and the United States would be at war. That morning, in just over an hour and a half, the planes of the Japanese First Carrier Striking Force sank or severely damaged 18 American warships lying at anchor at the Pearl Harbor naval base on the island of Oahu. This single air raid on a single morning altered the history of the United States and forever changed the way Americans thought about the world. The Attack on Pearl Harbor examines the history leading up to the attack, the specifics of the raid itself, and the consequences of what then-president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called 'a date which will live in infamy'.

Pearl Harbor Movie Tie In

Pearl Harbor Movie Tie In
Author: Randall Wallace
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0786890053
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Release: 2001
Editor: Hyperion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pearl Harbor is a beautifully written and suspenseful epic saga of love and war. Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker are two daring young pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps who have grown up like brothers and first learned to fly in crop-dusting planes. Rafe has fallen in love with Evelyn Stewart, a beautiful and courageous nurse serving in the U.S. Navy. But they are soon separated by war when Rafe volunteers for the Eagle Squadron, a group of Americans fighting alongside the English during the Battle of Britain. With the solemn promise that he will return, Rafe heads off for the deadly skies above the English Channel, while both Evelyn and Danny are transferred to the paradise of Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. Their Eden is shattered, however, when word reaches them in the Pacific that Rafe has been killed in combat. Grief-stricken, they hold fast to each other for support, and ultimately fall in love. Then Rafe returns....

Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History

Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History
Author: Dan Van Der Vat
Pages: 176
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110164139
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Release: 2001-05-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the causes and effects of the battle and provides first-hand accounts from the people who were there, including Japanese and Americans, military and civilian.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Stewart Ross,Joe Woodward
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9781625133403
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in British English, Pearl Harbor tells the story of how the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii became the target of a surprise attack by the Japanese in December 1941.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: H. P. Willmott,Tohmatsu Haruo,W. Spencer Johnson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0304358843
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Release: 2001
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the events leading up to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that resulted in 3,500 casualties, the details of the attack, and the ensuing Japanese and American reactions.

Pearl Harbor Ghosts

Pearl Harbor Ghosts
Author: Thurston Clarke
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780345446077
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Release: 2001
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Investigates questions surrounding the December 7, 1941 attack and examines how that event is interwoven with the rise of Japanese economics and our response to it.

Descent into Darkness

Descent into Darkness
Author: Edward C. Raymer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781612511023
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Release: 2012-03-20
Editor: Naval Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a crack team of U.S. Navy salvage divers headed by Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers have been given a Herculean task: rescue the sailors and Marines trapped below, and resurrect the pride of the Pacific fleet. Now for the first time, the chief diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the whole story of the desperate attempts to save crewmembers caught inside their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the only book available that describes the raising and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December 7th attack. Once Raymer and his crew of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecks—attempting untested and potentially deadly diving techniques—they experienced a world of total blackness, unable to see even the faceplates of their helmets. By memorizing the ships’ blueprints and using their sense of touch, the divers groped their way hundreds of feet inside the sunken vessels to make repairs and salvage vital war material. The divers learned how to cope with such unseen dangers as falling objects, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human bodies, and the constant threat of Japanese attacks from above. Though many of these divers were killed or seriously injured during the wartime salvage operations, on the whole they had great success performing what seemed to be impossible jobs. Among their credits, Raymer’s crew raised the sunken battleships USS West Virginia, USS Nevada, USS California, After Pearl Harbor they moved on to other crucial salvage work off Guadalcanal and the sites of other great sea battles.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780756555825
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Release: 2017-07-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." Early that morning hundreds of Japanese fighter planes unexpectedly attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,000 Americans were killed and the battleships of the Pacific Fleet lay in ruins. The brutal attack launched the United States into war, a conflict that engulfed the world.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Author: Steve Twomey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476776507
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Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This “riveting” (Los Angeles Times), “crackerjack read” (Smithsonian) turns the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down. In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger—but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence had lost track of Japan’s biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he never even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and clashes between egos. Through remarkable characters and impeccable details, Pulitzer Prize–winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people—even smart, experienced, talented people—look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus. “Even though readers already know the ending, they’ll hold their collective breath, as if they’re watching a rerun of an Alfred Hitchcock classic” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).