Pearl Harbor: An Illustrated History

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Basic Books, Oct 1, 2002 - History - 176 pages
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This definitive, illustrated history re-creates for a new generation the two hour attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, that left more than twenty-three hundred men dead, eight battleships sunk or damaged, and the United States at war. Dan van der Vat's compelling narrative contains new revelations based on groundbreaking research and is illuminated by a wealth of rare archival images-including previously unpublished personal photos and memorabilia. Evocative paintings by marine artist Tom Freeman, maps and dimensional diagrams of the battle, and contemporary color photography set the stage for the moving first-person accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors.

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User Review  - scuzzy - LibraryThing

I have read a few books on the surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Forces in 1941, and this book would be the best I have read – an illustrated version of the classic war pic “Tora! Tora! Tora ... Read full review

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User Review  - wfzimmerman - LibraryThing

Good as an illustrated history, if that's what you're looking for, but disappointing relative to Van Der Vat's other outstanding works of modern naval history. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Dan van der Vat has written extensively on the sea and World War II, in such books as Stealth at Sea: The History of the Submarine and The Good Nazi: The Life and Lies of Albert Speer. He lives in England.

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