Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

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Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." History would prove him correct; the events of that day—when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor—ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II.

In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt's skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in ...

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Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." History would prove him correct; the events of that day—when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor—ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II.

In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt's skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attack a secret from congressional leaders and the public. Pearl Harbor explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal twenty-four hours that followed, a period in which America burst from precarious peace into total war.

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"Pearl Harbor is a first-rate book by a fine historian. Steven Gillon, closely describing FDR's reactions to the Japanese attack, reminds us of the shrewdness and skill of Roosevelt's leadership. Both erudite and fast-paced, this is a book for scholars and general readers alike." —-James T. Patterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452633893
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Steven M. Gillon is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and the author of books including The Kennedy Assassination—24 Hours After and The American Paradox: A History of the United States Since 1945.

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, and radio and TV commercials. His audiobooks include The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, which was chosen by the Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    good read

    the first reviewer is incorrect - Harry Truman joined the FDR ticket in 1944. John Nance Garner and Wallace preceded Truman as FDR VPs.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    There's some, but not much, new material here but it is a fantastic account of FDR's reaction and leadership following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The organization of the material and the great writing make this a book that I couldn't put down. It doesn't take long to read but it is totally engrossing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Good book

    I recamend this book if u like to learn about war

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Ok read

    Good short read not much new material though' But I' m baffled of all the research that must have been done on this book and the historic accounts the author continously names Henry Wallace as FDRs VP when it was Harry Truman why the misrepresentation of this historical fact?

    I have a real problem with this account of mis naming FDRs VP correctly. Why is this author wrong on this account? Truman was married to Bess Wallace but he never went by Henry Wallace.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    YOU WILL ENJOY THIS BOOK... I PROMISE YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS BOOK.

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