The USS Arizona: The Ship, the Men, the Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 2001 - History - 269 pages
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"Remember the Arizona!" was the battle cry of American sailors stationed in the Pacific during World War II. The mighty warship, which was bombed at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, became and remains to this day a symbol and rallying point for America's sudden entrance into war.

Here, using eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the sinking, the authors narrate the compelling history of the USS Arizona before, during, and after the attack, and describe the Arizona Memorial's legacy today. This engrossing book includes sixteen pages of photographs and extensive interviews with sailors who survived Imperial Japan's attack. The USS Arizona, published on December 7, 2001, the sixtieth anniversary of the surprise attack, is the only full-length book on the great ship and its beautiful resting place.
 

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Except for the glaring typographical errors, this is an excellent book on a subject that is fading from view. Most Americans have a sense of a battle "somewhere out there" that led to our involvement ... Read full review

Contents

THE ARIZONA ENCOUNTER
1
A BATTLESHIP IS BORN
23
ORCHIDS AND STEEL
34
RITES OF PASSAGE
50
WAR GAMES
66
THE JAPANESE DRAGON
97
ATTACK THE VIEW FROM BELOWDECKS
103
ATTACK THE VIEW TOPSIDE
120
SYMBOL OF WAR
168
THE ARIZONA UNDERWATER
183
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
198
KEY EVENTS IN THE PACIFIC
205
USS Arizona Survivors
247
Funeral Services of Arizona Men
253
BIBLIOGRAPHY
261
Copyright

GOING TO WAR
142

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About the author (2001)

Joy Waldron Jasper is an investigative journalist and a magazine feature writer. She is the coauthor of The Lighthouses of Delaware Bay and River and is currently researching her next book. She lives in western Massachusetts.

James P. Delgado is a noted underwater archaeologist and historian who has dived on many wrecks, including the USS Arizona and Admiral Yamamoto's flagship, Nagato. He is the executive director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jim Adams, following a career in the Marine Corps, joined the National Park Service and became the cultural resources manager at the USS Arizona Memorial. Presently assigned to Biscayne National Park in Florida, he is writing a biography about his late father, the journalist Val Adams, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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