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Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

Craig Nelson

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USA, Prose: non-fiction, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Second World War

The gripping and definitive account of the Day of Infamy, the attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States' entry into the Second World War.

On 7 December 1941, an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes launched a surprise attack on the United States, killing 2,403 people and forcing America's entry into the Second World War. With vivid prose and astonishing detail, Craig Nelson combines thrilling historical drama with individual concerns and experiences, following an ensemble of sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, the emperor and the president.

Unmatched in breadth and depth, PEARL HARBOR: FROM INFAMY TO GREATNESS in a portrait of the terror, chaos, violence and tragedy of the attack that would prove to be a turning point of the war.

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  • Craig Nelson has completely retold the epic story of Pearl Harbor. Using his skills as a reporter and a literary stylist, he not only deftly paints the fleeting image - an enemy pilot waving as he flies by, a cup of coffee trembling on a table while outside a war commences - but a world roiled in titanic struggle ... This book has a thousand poignant and unforgettable moments. You'll read Pearl Harbor and want to pass it to a friend

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