The Attack on Pearl Harbor in United States History

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in United States History

by Nathan Anthony




On December 7, 1941 the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the American Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than three thousand American soldiers and sailors died in the attack. Nearly every ship anchored in Pearl Harbor was damaged or destroyed. Within days, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. Pearl Harbor started it all. In The Attack on Pearl Harbor in United Slates History, authors Nathan Anthony and Robert Gardner detail the events of December 7, 1941. The attack's lasting impact on American and world history is also included. From the early morning liftoff of Japanese planes, to the final days of the war, Anthony and Gardner describe how the bombing of Pearl Harbor was the impetus for America's entry into World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766054486
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: In United States History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Day Before 13

2 War or Peace? 17

3 Early Warnings 23

4 The Attack 29

5 A Devastating Loss 49

6 The Aftermath 55

7 The War in the Pacific 64

8 The Legacy of Pearl Harbor 81

Timeline 84

Chapter Notes 86

Further Reading 94

Index 95

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