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KLIATTThe story of the "Day of Infamy" is related through eyewitness accounts in this anthology. An introduction explains what led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the events of the day, and the consequences. The book is then divided into four sections: "Prologue to Infamy," with articles about the strategy, the plan, and the warnings ignored, including a letter from the leader of the Japanese naval fleet and President Roosevelt's message to the Emperor of Japan; "Attack on Battleship Row," related by sailors who were there; "Land Targets and Installations," told by people who witnessed these attacks; and "The Immediate Aftermath," including the war declaration against Japan. Each article is preceded by a summary of its contents, and there is a chronology at the end of the book. Students working on term papers will be grateful to have all these primary sources assembled in one place. (History Firsthand). KLIATT Codes: SA-Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Greenhaven, 188p. map. bibliog. index., Ages 15 to adult.
— Paula Rohrlick