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 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.

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.

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?

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.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Takuma Melber
Release: 2020-10-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781509537211
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.

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.

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.

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.

Pearl Harbor

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

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?

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Randall Wallace
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 309
ISBN: 0141005149
Language: en
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It was on a sleepy Sunday that the skies above Hawaii were darkened by warplanes, For two young pilots, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, and dedicated nurse Evelyn, the war has already had a devastating impact. With America planning a retaliatory act, how will the three find hope amdist the chaos?

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Newt Gingrich,William R. Forstchen
Release: 2007-05-15
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781429921770
Language: en
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"A Thrilling Tale of the Attack That Marked America's Darkest Day" ---W.E.B. Griffin President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech on December 8, 1941, lasted a mere six and half minutes. But his words and tone-in a monologue that would later be named the Infamy Speech-sent ripples into a nation and a world that continue even today. The historical implications that emerged from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were unprecedented, launching America not only into the depths of a dangerous war, but forever altering the safety and comfort of everyday living. December 8th became a day of speaking out publicly and declaring war; of action, battle, plotting, and victories. This date's significance is resonant and profound as an indelible moment in American history. Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the "Date of Infamy"-the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of characters and events from that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts of men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable. Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor, they pose the question of how the presence of but one more man within the Japanese attacking force could have transfigured the war. More than a retelling, the book also serves as a potent warning, valid still today as an example of what happens when communications and understanding breaks down, and a nation is ill-prepared for the onslaught that might ensue. A compelling, meticulously researched saga, Pearl Harbor is also a novel of valor about those who took part in this cataclysmic moment in world history. It inaugurates a dramatic new Pacific War series that begins with the terrifying account of the day that started it all.

Pearl Harbor Movie Tie In

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

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

A Letter from Pearl Harbor

A Letter from Pearl Harbor
Author: Anna Stuart
Release: 2021-11-05
Editor: Bookouture
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781800198456
Language: en
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Ninety-eight-year-old Ginny McAllister’s last wish is for her granddaughter to complete a treasure hunt containing clues to her past. Clues that reveal her life as one of the first female pilots at Pearl Harbor, and a devastating World War Two secret. 1941, Pearl Harbor: On the morning of December 7th, Ginny is flying her little yellow plane above the sparkling seas when she spots an unknown aircraft closing in on her. She recognises the red symbol of the Japanese fighter planes almost too late. Somehow, she manages to land unscathed but the choices she is forced to make in the terrible hours that follow have tragic consequences… 2019, Pearl Harbor: Heartbroken Robyn Harris is reeling from the death of the strong, determined grandmother who raised her. Her only comfort is a letter written in Ginny’s distinctive hand which details a treasure hunt, just like the ones she used to set for her as a little girl. Except this time, the clues are scattered across the beautiful island of Hawaii. Despite her grief, Robyn finds herself intrigued as she follows the trail of letters, revealing the truth about Ginny’s service during the Second World War. But Robyn’s whole world is turned upside down when she’s faced with a shocking secret which has the power to change the course of her own life… Inspired by true events, this is a heart-breaking and unforgettable WW2 novel about love, loss and bravery. Perfect for fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and Kathryn Hughes. Readers love Anna Stuart: ‘I absolutely LOVE this book… it had my heart breaking and tears constantly streaming down my face!... I can’t give this enough praise, I genuinely loved it so much… A beautiful love story… an emotional rollercoaster… such a tearjerker… you NEED to read this!’ Curled Up With a Good Book, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my heart… I love this book… a real tearjerker… so heart-warming. If you need a little warm hug of a read then this is just perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh wow… I absolutely loved it… once I started it I didn't want to put it down. I have recommended it to all my friends.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It broke my heart and put it back together several times… loved the book from the first page to the last.’ Portobello Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I fell hook, line and sinker for this story… Heart-warming… not just a book you read, it’s a book you feel every moment of and is a true treasure.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Grabs you from the first page… I didn't want to put it down. My favourite read so far this year.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely loved this book, and devoured it in one glorious afternoon… very highly recommended.’ Being Anne, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my! One truly stunning read I will remember for a very long time.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely adored this book, I literally couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A cracking read… a moving, compelling story.’ Novel Delights, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Heart-warming, life affirming and an utter joy to read.’ My Bookish Blogspot, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack
Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack
Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015049794848
Language: en
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