The Way It Was - Pearl Harbor: The Original Photographs

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Brassey's, 1995 - History - 181 pages
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From Library Journal At long last, the familiar and overused photographs of the "Day of Infamy" can be retired. The 430 prints in this new and welcome collection were gathered from various Japanese and U.S. sources, and most have never been seen by the general public. The majority were taken during the height of the air raid itself, many from Japanese cockpits. Along with numerous maps and sketches, they are arranged according to the various phases of the battle and are supplemented with commentary by two of Gordon Prange's coauthors (Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon). The overall effect is to give the reader an uncanny sense of being present at the battle. This book will make a wonderful companion piece to Prange's now-classic At Dawn We Slept.

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The way it was: Pearl Harbor, the original photographs

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At long last, the familiar and overused photographs of the Day of Infamy can be retired. The 430 prints in this new and welcome collection were gathered from various Japanese and U.S. sources, and ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, a professor of public and international affairs, and a best-selling author. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The late Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein and the late Gordon W. Prange created numerous World War II classics, including At Dawn We Slept; Miracle at Midway; and God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey's, Inc., reprint 2003). They also collaborated with historian J. Michael Wenger on several books, including The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor-The Original Photographs (Brassey's, Inc., 1995); Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Brassey's, Inc., 1995); and The Pearl Harbor Papers.

J. Michael Wenger is a historian living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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