Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Macmillan, 2001 - History - 241 pages
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A special 60th anniversary edition of the bestselling re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, by the author of A Night to Remember.

Sunday, December 7, 1941, was, as President Roosevelt said, "a date which will live in infamy." Day of Infamy is a fascinating account of that unforgettable day's events. 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, the sailors, the housewives, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, 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. 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. He visited each of the Hawaiian bases attacked and pored over maps, charts, letters, diaries, official files, newspapers, and some twenty-five thousand pages of testimony, discovering a wealth of information that had never before been revealed. Day of Infamy is an inspiring human document and the best account we have of one of the epic events in American history.

 

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This is FICTION in facts. I never read so much Bull Shet in one place. I hope Walter is in HELL for the 'Advantage" he took of the souls who died, only to line his own pockets.
Now, we need to remember those there that day; but we must do it truthfully or we dishonor that memory.’

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Contents

Isnt That a Beautiful Sight?
1
A Dream Come True
10
Gate OpenWhite Lights
27
Youd Be Surprised What Goes on Around Here
31
Well Dont Worry About It
41
Joe This Is One for the Tourist
49
I Didnt Even Know They Were Sore at Us
64
I Cant Keep Throwing Things at Them
84
I Want Three Volunteers You You and You
155
Chief My Mother and Dad Gave Me This Sword
175
Were Leaving Now Explode Gloriously
192
Facts About the Attack
211
Acknowledgments
213
List of Contributors
219
Index
229
Copyright

You Dont Wear a Tie to War
117

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Walter Lord is the author of several best-selling works of history, including A Night to Remember, a re-creation of the sinking of the Titanic.

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