Day of infamy is an inspiring human document and the best account we have of one of the epic events in American history. He obtained exclusive interviews with members of the Japanese attacking force and spent hundreds of hours with the Americans who received the blow -- not just the admirals and generals, but enlisted men and families as well.
Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor #ad - He visited each of the hawaiian bases attacked and pored over maps, and some twenty-five thousand pages of testimony, charts, newspapers, diaries, official files, letters, discovering a wealth of information that had never before been revealed. In brilliant detail walter lord traces the human drama of the great attack: the spies behind it; the Japanese pilots; the crews on the stricken warships; the men at the airfields and the bases; the Japanese pilot who captured an island single-handedly when he could not get back to his carrier; the generals, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, the sailors, the housewives, numbness, and magnificent courage.
In piecing together the saga of Pearl Harbor, Lord traveled over fourteen thousand miles and spoke or corresponded with over five hundred individuals who were there.
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The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation DynamoOpen Road Media #ad - Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. The true story of the world war ii evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy. Hundreds of fishing boats, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy, pleasure yachts, and in a week nearly the entire army was ferried safely back to England.
Hemmed in by overwhelming nazi strength, the 338, 000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Prime minister winston churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. . But britain would not let its soldiers down. Based on interviews with hundreds of survivors and told by “a master narrator, ” The Miracle of Dunkirk is a striking history of a week when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo #ad - . Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear. In may 1940, the remnants of the french and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk.
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The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II #ad
Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway Classics of WarBurford Books #ad - A remarkable account of what has been called 'the most decisive naval battle since Trafalgar. Los angeles times Used book in Good Condition.
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A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic Holt PaperbackHolt Paperbacks #ad - From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this semicentennial edition brings that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers. Available for the first time in trade paperback and with a new introduction for the 50th anniversary edition by Nathaniel Phil-brick, author of In the Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory, Walter Lord's classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication fifty years ago.
Used book in Good Condition. The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains a completely riveting account of the Titanic's fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious.
A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic Holt Paperback #ad - Some sacrificed their lives, while others fought like animals for their own survival. Holt McDougal. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in lifeboats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; and hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped below decks, sought help in vain.
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The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits #ad
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At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl HarborPenguin Books #ad - Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Revisit the definitive book on pearl harbor in advance of the 78th anniversary December 7, 2019 of the "date which will live in infamy"At 7:53 a. M. 1941, december 7, america's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.
S. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Holt McDougal. The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor #ad - Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. The reader is bound to feel its power. It is impossible to forget such an account.
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A Time to StandUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - William Travis. John Seguin. 19th Century. Davy Crockett. Holt McDougal. Jim Bowie. Through the years the garrison’s heroic stand has become so clothed in folklore and romance that the truth has nearly been lost. What were the defenders like? why did they take their stand? did any escape? did davy crockett surrender?The cast of characters includes not only famous figures like Jim Bowie but unknown, the wandering Pennsylvania surgeon; George Kimball, Micajah Autry of Tennessee, unsung men: John Purdy Reynolds, the industrious New York hatter, who was a far better poet than a businessman.
Used book in Good Condition. In a time to stand Walter Lord rediscovers and recreates the whole fascinating story. The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. On the morning of march 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans.
A Time to Stand #ad - From contemporary documents, diaries, and letters, he has mined a wealth of fresh information that throws intriguing sidelights on the epic of the Alamo. And then there are the mexicans: the fabulous Santa Anna; the smooth Colonel Almonte; the forlorn private Juan Basquez, who only wanted to stay home and make shoes.
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Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis #ad
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl HarborWilliam Morrow #ad - Near death and burned across two thirds of his body, don, a nineteen-year-old Nebraskan who had been steeled by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, summoned the will to haul himself hand over hand across a rope tethered to a neighboring vessel. The first memoir by a uss arizona survivor: donald stratton, delivers an "epic, one of the battleship's five living heroes, "* "powerful, "** and "intimate"** eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight.
A top-ten new york times bestseller!at 8:06 a. M. The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. On december 7, 1941, seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. Navy gave him a medical discharge, believing he would never again be fit for service, but Don had unfinished business.
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor #ad - The first memoir by a uss arizona survivor: donald stratton, one of the battleship's five living heroes, "* "powerful, delivers an "epic, "** and "intimate"** eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight. William Travis. The U. S. In this extraordinary never-before-told eyewitness account of the pearl harbor attack—the only memoir ever written by a survivor of the USS Arizona—ninety-four-year-old veteran Donald Stratton finally shares his unforgettable personal tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his inspiring determination to return to the fight.
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Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the AttackSimon & Schuster #ad - There were false assumptions and racist ones, infighting, misunderstandings, and clashes between egos. In a small office at pearl harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure.
The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. A top-ten new york times bestseller! . Even though readers already know the ending, they’ll hold their collective breath, as if they’re watching a rerun of an Alfred Hitchcock classic” St. John Seguin. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down.
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack #ad - In washington, in late november 1941, dc, admirals composed the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger—but they wrote it too vaguely. This “riveting” los angeles times, “crackerjack read” Smithsonian turns the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking time-bomb thriller.
Through remarkable characters and impeccable details, Pulitzer Prize–winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. William Travis. 19th Century. As he fretted, a japanese spy was counting warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo.
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Shades of GrayAladdin #ad - Courage wears many faces… the civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven’t ended. How could they have, when the yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family? And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never met, people struggling to eke out a living on their farm in the war-torn Virginia Piedmont.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, recently orphaned Will must start a new life and overcome his prejudices. The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. A top-ten new york times bestseller! And when he sees his uncle stand up for what he believes in, Will realizes that he must rethink his definition of honor and courage.
Shades of Gray #ad - But the worst of it is that Will’s uncle Jed had refused to fight for the Confederacy. Jim Bowie. The first memoir by a uss arizona survivor: donald stratton, "* "powerful, delivers an "epic, one of the battleship's five living heroes, "** and "intimate"** eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight.
But as they work side by side, Will begins to respect the man. At first, will regards his uncle as a traitor—or at least a coward. Used book in Good Condition.
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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers #ad
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A Wary Welcome: The History of US Attitudes toward ImmigrationIndependently published #ad - William Travis. Used book in Good Condition. Jim Bowie. Davy Crockett. Holt McDougal. This book is an introduction to the rich and tangled history of American immigrants and American responses to immigration. The untold skinny, presumbably, on how Pearl Harbor came about. 19th Century. A top-ten new york times bestseller!
Does welcoming newcomers make us less or more safe? does diversity dilute or enrich our culture? How do immigrants affect our economy? Is our moral obligation to take in refugees and asylum seekers, or to make sure that they don’t make life harder for already-established citizens in any way? What does it mean to be an American? This debate is as old as the United States.
A Wary Welcome: The History of US Attitudes toward Immigration #ad - This country was settled by successive waves of immigrants. John Seguin. Americans are arguing fiercely over immigration. As each group established itself, it began to wonder about newcomers. The first memoir by a uss arizona survivor: donald stratton, delivers an "epic, "* "powerful, one of the battleship's five living heroes, "** and "intimate"** eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight.
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The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War Civil War TrilogyBallantine Books #ad - A top-ten new york times bestseller! Civil War. 19th Century. A book that changed my life. There were promises. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. The first memoir by a uss arizona survivor: donald stratton, "* "powerful, one of the battleship's five living heroes, delivers an "epic, "** and "intimate"** eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight.
. John Seguin. Michael shaara’s pulitzer prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. Praise for the Killer Angels “Remarkable. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. William Travis. Lee. Davy Crockett. Confederate Army.
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War Civil War Trilogy #ad - One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. There was love. I had never visited gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive. Ken burns “shaara carries the reader swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time.
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Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era) #ad