What Was Pearl Harbor

What Was Pearl Harbor
Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth,Who HQ
Release: 2013-06-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698159464
Language: en
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A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Roberta Wohlstetter
Release: 1962
Editor: Stanford University Press
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0804705984
Language: en
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This account of the Pearl Harbor attack denies that the lack of preparation resulted from military negligence or a political plot

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Craig Nelson
Release: 2017-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781451660500
Language: en
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“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.

Pearl Harbor

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

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941 I Survived 4

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor  1941  I Survived  4
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780545388146
Language: en
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70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor
Author: Alan D. Zimm
Release: 2013-10-19
Editor: Casemate
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781612001975
Language: en
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ÒNothing previously published has offered such a close examination of Japanese strategy . . . an in-depth study of the Japanese planning, preparation and execution of the attack with particular focus on factors not thoroughly considered by other historians, if at all . . . detailed analyses that lead to a much better understanding of what the Japanese did, why they did it, and especially how the attack was very nearly an abject failure instead of a stunning success."ÑNaval Institute Proceedings "For seven decades, conventional wisdom has extolled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as brilliant in its planning and execution . . . this masterful analysis topples that pillar of Pacific War history . . . with its amazing depth of meticulous research and analysis, this forceful book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Pearl Harbor."ÑWorld War II "The first militarily professional description of the Pearl Harbor attack, and for those who are serious about military history and operations, it is a joy to read. . . . a superb military analysis of the attack . . . not only renders all other histories of Pearl Harbor obsolete, it has set the bar high for other histories of the Pacific War."ÑWar In History

Pearl Harbor 1941

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

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

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

Attack on Pearl Harbor Ranger in Time 12

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

December 8 1941

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

The New Pearl Harbor Revisited

The New Pearl Harbor Revisited
Author: David Ray Griffin
Release: 2012-12-30
Editor: Interlink Publishing
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781623710279
Language: en
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This second edition contains a 30-page Afterword with additional material on the alleged hijackers, controlled demolition of the WTC, Sibel Edmonds, and the 9/11 Commission, plus a discussion of whether Standard Operating Procedures had been changed in June 2001. From a skeptical vantage-point, but also taking to heart the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to at least be investigated, Griffin, an eminent philosopher and theologian, brings together an account of the national tragedy that is far more logical than the one we've been asked to believe. Gathering stories from the mainstream press, reports from other countries, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves, Griffin presents a case that leaves very little doubt that the attacks of 9/11 need to be further investigated.The disturbing questions emerge from every part of the story, from every angle, until it is impossible not to seriously doubt the official story, and suspect its architects of enormous deception. Long a teacher of ethics and systematic theology, Griffin writes with compelling and passionate logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence outlined. The New Pearl Harbor rings with the conviction that it is possible, even today, to search for the truth; it is a stirring call that we demand a real investigation into what happened on 9/11.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

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

Pearl Harbor
Author: Takuma Melber
Release: 2020-10-19
Editor: Polity
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1509537201
Language: en
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Hawaii, 7th December 1941, shortly before 8 in the morning: Japanese torpedo bombers launch a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The devastating attack claims the lives of over 2,400 American soldiers, sinks or damages 18 ships and destroys nearly 350 aircraft. The US Congress declares war on Japan the following day. In this vivid and lively book, Takuma Melber breathes new life into the dramatic events that unfolded before, during and after Pearl Harbor by putting the perspective of the Japanese attackers at the centre of his account. This is the dimension commonly missing in most other histories of Pearl Harbor, and it gives Melber the opportunity to provide a fuller, more definitive and authoritative account of the battle, its background and its consequences. Melber sheds new light on the long negotiations that went on between the Japanese and Americans in 1941, and the confusion and argument among the Japanese political and military elite. He shows how US intelligence and military leaders in Washington failed to interpret correctly the information they had and to draw the necessary conclusions about the Japanese war intentions in advance of the attack. His account of the battle itself is informed by the latest research and benefits from including the planning and post-raid assessment by the Japanese commanders. His account also covers the second raid in March 1942 by two long-range seaplanes which was intended to destroy the shipyards so that ships damaged in the initial attack could not be repaired. This balanced and thoroughly researched book deepens our understanding of the battle that precipitated America’s entry into the war and it will appeal to anyone interested in World War II and military history.

At Dawn We Slept

At Dawn We Slept
Author: Gordon W. Prange
Release: 1991-12-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 928
ISBN: 0140157344
Language: en
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Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 78th anniversary (December 7, 2019) of the "date which will live in infamy" At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. "The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account." —The New York Times Book Review "At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor." —Chicago Sun-Times

History Smashers Pearl Harbor

History Smashers  Pearl Harbor
Author: Kate Messner
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780593120378
Language: en
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Includes excerpts from The Mayflower and Women's right to vote.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor  1941
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 86
ISBN: 9780545206983
Language: en
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Visiting his favorite Hawaiian beach when Japanese forces suddenly attack Pearl Harbor, 11-year-old Danny Crane struggles through the smoke, destruction and chaos to make his way back home. By the author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. Simultaneous.

Target

Target
Author: Michael Slackman
Release: 1991-07-01
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0824813782
Language: en
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Target: Pearl Harbor takes a fresh look at the air raid that plunged America into World War II by scrutinizing the decisions and attitudes that prompted the attack and left the United States unprepared to mount a successful defense. The core of the book concerns the events of December 7, 1941, as seen through the eyes of participants, both American and Japanese, military and civilian. The author's use of contemporary documents and interviews with survivors has enabled him to present a vivid and evocative picture of that day.

Pearl Harbor Ghosts

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

December 7 1941

December 7  1941
Author: Gordon William Prange,Donald M. Goldstein,Katherine V. Dillon
Release: 1988
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
Pages: 493
ISBN: UOM:39015013945806
Language: en
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Details moment-by-moment chronological account of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Author: Steve Twomey
Release: 2017-11-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476776484
Language: en
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"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.