Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941

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by Thurston Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0345446070

ISBN-13: 2900345446076

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

"Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941 - the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer devastation... the stunned naval personnel whose lives would permanently be divided into before and after Pearl Harbor...the ordinary Honolulu residents who were…  See more details below

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"Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941 - the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer devastation... the stunned naval personnel whose lives would permanently be divided into before and after Pearl Harbor...the ordinary Honolulu residents who were tragically unprepared to be the first target in the Pacific war... the Japanese pilots who manned the squadron of deadly silver bombers... and the island's community of Japanese-Americans whose lives would never be the same again." "Blending meticulous historic re-creation with lively reporting, Clarke counter-points the freeze-frame nightmare of the 1941 bombing with the disturbing realities of present-day Honolulu, where hundreds of veterans, both American and Japanese, converge each year to relive every hour of the attack. Wealthy Waikiki landowners and native Hawaiian farmers, admirals and nurses, Navy wives and government officials - all take their part in Clarke's rich tapestry of memory and insight. In the end, Pearl Harbor emerges as a trauma that spread from Oahu to engulf the nation and the world - an event that continues to reverberate in the lives of all who experienced it."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
2900345446076
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
336

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Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read !!!!
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Awesome
Shane Proir More than 1 year ago
The movie was absolutley excellent!! Im only 10 and iv have been studying world war two since I was four.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is rare that I find a book that keeps my interest. This author has such an amazing gift of painting a vivid picture for the reader. I read this book while camping and when I'd put it down, it was as tho the camping trip was surreal! This book gives details, historical facts, personal events of individuals, as well as exploring the prejudice & discrimination that Japanese-Americans faced. This is the first book I've read on World War II, as a result, I'm now on my second WWII book which I'm almost done with. Now I will search for another book by this author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thurston Clarke's book on Pearl Harbor is a breezy, well-written read with short chapters packed with information. Unlike most books about the attack, Clarke weaves a story of the attack's effects, both past and present. He presents a very human portrayal in telling the story, one I found refreshing and apparently well-researched. This is one of the best books I have read in some time. World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor are interests in mine and this book was a welcome edition to my home library.