cover image The Borrowed Years

The Borrowed Years

Richard M. Ketchum, Robert M. Ketchum. Anchor Books, $16.95 (896pp) ISBN 978-0-385-41605-4

History, reminiscences and judicious interpretations blend in this re-creation of the three years preceding Pearl Harbor, which describes how Americans clung to their innocence as their country faced war. ``Ketchum captures the era in detail, describing it with color, warmth and immediacy,'' applauded PW. Photos. (Feb.)