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Pearl Harbor : From Infamy To Greatness (HB)

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Dimensions: L: 16.5cm x W: 4.8cm x H: 23.6cm

Product Code: 9781474605649

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On 7 December 1941, an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers and midget submarines launched a surprise attack on the United States, killing 2,403 people and forcing America's entry into the Second World War. 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. In vivid prose Craig Nelson maps the road to war, beginning in 1914 with a young Franklin D. Roosevelt, the man who would become president, attending the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He also traces Japan's leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, culminating in their insanely daring yet militarily brilliant scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. The result is a thrilling historical drama on the grandest scale. 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 consequences that resonate even today.

Book Title Pearl Harbor : From Infamy To Greatness (HB)
ISBN 9781474605649
By Author(s) Craig Nelson
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages 544
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5cm x 4.8cm x 23.6cm
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