Remembering Pearl Harbor: Eyewitness Accounts by U.S. Military Men and Women

Robert S. La Forte, Editor, Ronald E. Marcello, Editor Sr Books $24.95 (303p) ISBN 978-0-8420-2371-9
Based on 350 interviews conducted over a 15-year period with military rank-and-file stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941--a ``day which will live in infamy''--the book conveys the shock, the indignation, the fear of the Americans caught in the Japanese surprise attack. This is unlike the myriad other WW II studies in using eye-witness accounts to show us the reactions of those on the ground trying to survive, to aid casualties, to recover pieces of bodies, to pull bloated corpses from the water in the days following the assault. LaForte and Marcello, historians at the University of North Texas, add a significant chapter to WW II history in this re-creation of the action which began at 7:55 a.m., lasted some 110 minutes, left 2403 Americans dead and 1178 injured. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
Genre: Nonfiction
Prebound-Glued - 314 pages - 978-0-7569-0651-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 344 pages - 978-0-345-37380-9
Open Ebook - 317 pages - 978-0-585-19954-2
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