Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary

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Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary

The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

By Walter Lord

Holt McDougal, Paperback, 9780805068030, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

Description

A special 60th anniversary edition of the bestselling re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, by the author of "A Night to Remember."

Sunday, December 7, 1941, was, as President Roosevelt said, "a date which will live in infamy." "Day of Infamy" is a fascinating account of that unforgettable day's events. In brilliant detail Walter Lord traces the human drama of the great attack: the spies behind it; the Japanese pilots; the crews on the stricken warships; the men at the airfields and the bases; the Japanese pilot who captured an island single-handedly when he could not get back to his carrier; the generals, the sailors, the housewives, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, numbness, and magnificent courage.

In piecing together the saga of Pearl Harbor, Lord traveled over fourteen thousand miles and spoke or corresponded with over five hundred individuals who were there. He obtained exclusive interviews with members of the Japanese attacking force and spent hundreds of hours with the Americans who received the blow -- not just the admirals and generals, but enlisted men and families as well. He visited each of the Hawaiian bases attacked and pored over maps, charts, letters, diaries, official files, newspapers, and some twenty-five thousand pages of testimony, discovering a wealth of information that had never before been revealed." Day of Infamy" is an inspiring human document and the best account we have of one of the epic events in American history.



About the Author
Walter Lord (1917-2002) studied history at Princeton, and after World War Two, attended Yale University where he earned a Law degree. While he is best known for his work "A Night to Remember, " concerning the sinking of the RMS "Titanic", he is also the author of numerous other works including "Day of Infamy" and "Peary to the Pole".


Praise For Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary

“There have been many books on Pearl Harbor . . . but none of them have ever equaled Lord’s in telling the story of Pearl Harbor.”—Stephen E. Ambrose

“The carefully planned hour-by-hour recording of the surprise assault on Pearl Harbor . . . is as engrossing as the story of the sinking of the Titanic and more harrowing.”—The Atlantic