Reflections of Pearl Harbor: An Oral History of December 7, 1941 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Upon hearing that the Empire of Japan had launched a surprise attack on American bases in Hawaii, the people of the United States knew instantly that the nation was at war. So devastating was the news to a country still largely in the throes of a depression that survivors can still recall some six decades later where they were, who gave them the news, the clothes they were wearing, and the confusion and eventual hardships that such a development brought. This collection of memories, told in participants' own ...
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Overview

Upon hearing that the Empire of Japan had launched a surprise attack on American bases in Hawaii, the people of the United States knew instantly that the nation was at war. So devastating was the news to a country still largely in the throes of a depression that survivors can still recall some six decades later where they were, who gave them the news, the clothes they were wearing, and the confusion and eventual hardships that such a development brought. This collection of memories, told in participants' own words, gathers accounts from both military and civilians, children and adults, people of many ethnic backgrounds, from all over the United States. Together, these ordinary Americans paint a portrait of a nation stunned, but determined to rise again.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The collection of 170 narratives describes the day the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In their own words, participants shared their memories with Richardson, allowing his book to recapture the fateful events of an American tragedy."

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Hamilton Journal News

"The most chilling testimonies are from witnesses of the attacks….But just as moving are the memories of ordinary Americans who were thousands of miles away from Hawaii when they received the news….A fine re-creation of a seminal moment in our history."

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Booklist

"[A] broad sweep of accounts of a pivotal day in world history. The sense of disbelief and outrage resonates from the pages….[e]nables individuals normally overlooked by history to be heard."

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Financial Times, London

"This collection of memories, told in the participants' own words, gathers accounts from both military personnel and civilians, children and adults, from different ethnic backgrounds and from all over the US. Together, these ordinary Americans paint a portrait of a nation stunned, but determined to rise again."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313040979
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • File size: 314 KB

Meet the Author

K. D. RICHARDSON is a freelance researcher and writer. He is a sports photographer and columnist for The Venice Cornerstone.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword by Paul Stillwell

Introduction

Eyewitness to Tragedy

Impressionable Youth

Holding Down the Homefront

In the Lower 48

Answering the Call

Serving Proudly

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Notes

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