Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lest We Forget: Pearl Harbor Christmas

Seventy years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Noted historian Stanley Weintraub remembers in Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 (Da Capo).

That bombing set the stage for a holiday season like no other. Weintraub moodily chronicles 11 days in that fateful December, showing us aspects we’d never been given access to before: how the powers that be came together to hatch a “Germany First” plan that would ultimately lead to peace.

Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist and the author of more than 50 works of history. If you’ve ever wondered what happened immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor, your answers are here.



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