11 Books About Pearl Harbour

Relive the Day that will Live in Infamy

Early on the morning of 7 December 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 300 Japanese aircraft destroyed or damaged 16 ships and nearly 200 aircraft, and 2,400 Americans were killed. Japan hoped, in part, that the attack would demoralise America and force the country to negotiate a lasting peace. But America, shocked and outraged by the attack, instead entered World War II the very next day, and the tide began to difinitively turn against the Axis powers.

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9. Cultures of War

John Dower
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11. The USS Arizona

Joy Waldron Jasper, James P. Delgado, Jim Adams

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: war, history