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Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Great read!

    So glad this has been re-issued. It is one of the best - if not THE best - book about Pearl Harbor. Well researched and written for everyone, not just military historians.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2005

    Like I was there

    Very good book. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Couldn't hardly put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    This book is.......

    This book is my personal favorite about the attack on pearl harbor. This book tells you what happened threw the whole attack and how the japanese planed the attack. I love buying books that have something to do with a specific battle. I picked the perfect book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2001

    Like I Was There.....

    Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!!! This book is a must read for anyone who has the slightest interest in the history of the Pearl Harbor attack. From the planning stages of the Japanese attack to the response and eventual declaration of war by the United States, it is all covered here. Lord has done a fantastic job of getting all sides to the story and truly puts you in Oahu on December 7, 1941. The courage shown by U.S. military personnel and civilians is inspiring and, in their own way, the courage of the Japanes pilots who participated in the attack also shines through. Put this book on your to buy list!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    An outstanding account of the Pearl Harbor attack

    This is one of the best books written about the attack on Pearl Harbor. This book is based on historical documents and the personal accounts of soldiers, sailors, and civilians; both American and Japanese. The planning behind the attack by the Japanese high command and the launch and the almost perfect execution of the attack are described in riveting detail. The observations by the crewmen on the Japanese war ships and the crews of the attacking aircraft are educational. Admiral Nagumo, commander of the attacking forces could have launched a second attack and caused even more destruction, but fortunately for us, he was over cautious. There is no attempt to hide the many mistakes made by the American commanders or the missed opportunities to foil the attack or at least blunt the devastating effects. Submarines were spotted and attacked and the incoming aircraft were spotted by radar, but nobody took notice. When the actual attack was under way, many thought if was some sort of drill. A lot of good men lost their lives and there were incredible acts of heroism. This book contains many tales of bravery, terror, and determination. 2403 Americans lost their lives on December 7th, 1941. The Japanese lost 5 midget submarines, on large submarine, and 29 aircraft with 55 crewmen. It was a small price to pay for such an overwhelming victory, but the cost to Japan in the long run we all know.

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