December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy"--the day that Japanese fighter planes attacked U.S. military troops stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Up until then, the United States had opted to stay out of the war, but the actions of the Japanese on that fateful day prompted our country to get involved and defend itself.
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A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to reenter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific's most violent battles. (B&T)
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the Twelve Days to the Attack / Steve Twomey. 940.5426693 TWO 2016
Chronicles the twelve 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. (B&T)
Chronicles the story of a renegade American pilot consumed by his personal mission to rescue his family from the Japanese in World War II, a man who happened to change the war's very course along the way. (B&T)
A 75th anniversary commemorative account of the Pearl Harbor attacks draws on documents, letters, and diaries to explore claims of high-ranking duplicity and exonerate scapegoated admiral Husband Kimmel and President Roosevelt. (B&T)
Pearl Harbor : From Infamy to Greatness / Craig Nelson 940.5426693 NEL 2016
Draws on years of research and new information to offer a detailed account of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives, and illuminates less-understood aspects of how and why Japan targeted America. (B&T)
Pearl Harbor : 75 Years Later / the editors of LIFE. 940.5426693 PEA 2016
The editors of LIFE magazine present a story in photographs in an illustrated collector's edition covering the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. (Atlas Pub.)
Seven Days in Infamy : Pearl Harbor Across the World / Nicholas Best. 940.5426693 BES 2016
An account of the days surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor is presented through the experiences of witnesses ranging from Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kennedy to Mao Tse-tung and the Jewish inmates of the Warsaw ghetto. (Atlas Pub.)