Reflections of Pearl Harbor: An Oral History of December 7, 1941


"Upon hearing that the Empire of Japan had launched a surprise attack on American bases in Hawaii, the people of the United States knew instantly that the nation was at war. So devastating was the news to a country still largely in the throes of a depression that survivors can still recall some six decades later where they were, who gave them the news, the clothes they were wearing, and the confusion and eventual hardships that such a development brought. This collection of memories, told in participants' own words, gathers accounts from both military and civilians, children and adults, people of many ethnic backgrounds, from all over the United States. Together, these ordinary Americans paint a portrait of a nation stunned, but determined to rise again." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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