Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History by Dan Van der Vat

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Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History by Dan Van der Vat


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed it "A day that will live in infamy"-December 7, 1941, the one date from the Second World War that almost every American knows by heart. Pearl Harbor is the definitive illustrated account of that momentous day. No other battle of the Pacific War was better documented in photographs than was Pearl Harbor. Everyone has seen some of these images, but few are aware of just how many there are-including many that have never been published. Official government photographers were busy that morning, but so were countless service personnel and shocked civilians. Even the Japanese navy photographed their preparations and the launch of the attack fleet. The visual record of the day includes not just stunning black-and-white shots but also vivid color photos showing the American fleet under attack and burning. Pearl Harbor makes lavish use of these historical photos to vividly re-create what it felt like to be there during every key moment of the battle. A compelling narrative by noted naval historian Dan Van der Vat explains the causes and background of the attack. Moving first-person reminiscences of persons who were there-Japanese and Americans, military and civilians, adults and children-give the pictures even greater immediacy.

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ISBN-10 0465089828
ISBN-13 9780465089826

Key Details
Author Dan Van der Vat
Number Of Pages 176 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2001-05-09
Language English
Publisher Basic Books

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2001
Illustrated Yes

Weight 667 Oz
Height 0.9 In.
Width 10 In.
Length 10 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2003-279525
LC Classification Number D767.92.V36 2001
Dewey Decimal 940.54/26693
Dewey Edition 22

Introduction by John McCain
Photographed by Tom Freeman

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