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Heroes of Pearl Harbor (Ten True Tales)
     

Heroes of Pearl Harbor (Ten True Tales)

by Allan Zullo
 

A massive bomb explosion destroys the battleship USS Arizona and pitches Cassin Young, captain of the nearby USS Vestal, overboard into a flaming oil slick. The dazed commander must find a way back to his ship and save her before she sinks too.

Julio DeCastro and Joe Bulgo can hear sailors trapped inside the capsized USS Oklahoma, which is rapidly filling with

Overview


A massive bomb explosion destroys the battleship USS Arizona and pitches Cassin Young, captain of the nearby USS Vestal, overboard into a flaming oil slick. The dazed commander must find a way back to his ship and save her before she sinks too.

Julio DeCastro and Joe Bulgo can hear sailors trapped inside the capsized USS Oklahoma, which is rapidly filling with water. After toiling all day and all night with their pneumatic hammers, can the exhausted workers cut through the steel hull and save their comrades in time?

Despite suffering serious wounds, Chief Petty Officer John Finn continues to stand out in the open, firing his machine gun at a swarm of Japanese fighter planes while yelling to his fellow sailors, "No one attacks America and gets away with it!"

These and other real-life heroes risked their lives during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which forced America into World War II. You will never forget their courageous true stories.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Part of the “Ten True Tales” series, this book is an important tool in preserving the personal accounts of those who were at Pearl Harbor when the attack took place on December 7, 1941. Zullo provides many individual descriptions of the extraordinary courage and heroism of those who were involved. Sailors and airmen of every rank responded with bravery and with little regard for their own lives or safety. Many were seriously wounded but did not hesitate to help save others or fight back against the Japanese planes that were bombing and torpedoing the ships in the harbor as well as the American planes on the ground. Seven United States ships were either destroyed or severely damaged. Many sailors, both young and seasoned, lost their lives. Information is provided about what those who survived did after the war. An extensive glossary is helpful for the reader as it provides definitions of nautical terms used throughout the text. Teachers needing material for instruction or youngsters doing research will find this volume very useful. Unfortunately, there is only a paperback edition available; but purchase is recommended. Today’s youngsters need to learn about this very important part of America’s history. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 9 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545872768
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/25/2016
Series:
Ten True Tales
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
223,011
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Allan Zullo is the author of more than 100 nonfiction books on subjects ranging from sports and the supernatural to history and animals. He has introduced readers to the Ten True Tales series, gripping stories of extraordinary persons who have met the challenges of dangerous, sometimes life-threatening, situations. In addition, he has authored four books about the real-life experiences of young people during the Holocaust. Allan, the father of two grown daughters and grandfather of five, lives with his wife, Kathryn, near Asheville, North Carolina. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.allanzullo.com.

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