Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

FDR Leads the Nation Into War

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal 24 hours that followed the attack.

Perseus Publishing
Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, ?a date which will live in infamy.” History would prove him correct; the events of that day?when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor?ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR’s presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt’s skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attack a secret from congressional leaders and the public.

Pearl Harbor explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal twenty-four hours that followed, a period in which America burst from precarious peace into total war.



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Written in simple language for general readers in high school and up, this book chronicles President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decisions and actions in the 24 hours after the Japanese attack on the US Navy's base at Pearl Harbor, culminating in his declaration of war to Congress on the day after the attack. Even as he declared war, FDR kept the worst details of the attack from the American public and Congress in order to boost morale and head off criticism. Focusing on the first 24 hours allows the author to provide a new perspective on the inner workings of the presidency in the face of crisis. The book's type size is larger than many books, although not officially 'large print.' The publication of the book coincides with a December 2011 TV special on The History Channel. Gillon (history, U. of Oklahoma) is resident historian for The History Channel. He has written eight other books on history for general readers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal hours that followed the attack.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780465021390
0465021395
Characteristics: xvi, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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