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The Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: John C. Davenport
  • From the Series: Milestones in American History
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-010-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 940
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

When December 7, 1941, dawned in Hawaii, no one expected that by the end of the day, the U.S. Pacific Fleet would lie in ruins and the United States would be at war. That morning, in just over an hour and a half, the planes of the Japanese First Carrier Striking Force sank or severely damaged 18 American warships lying at anchor at the Pearl Harbor naval base on the island of Oahu. This single air raid on a single morning altered the history of the United States and forever changed the way Americans thought about the world. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The United States Enters World War II examines the history leading up to the attack, the specifics of the raid itself, and the consequences of what then-president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.”

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Footnotes. Index.

About the Author(s)

John C. Davenport holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He currently teaches at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, California. Davenport is the author of several other books, including biographies of the Muslim leader Saladin and the writer C.S. Lewis. He lives with his family in San Carlos, California.

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