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Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941

3 December 2016

Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941, Nicholas A. Veronico, 2017, ISBN 978-0811718387, 208 pp. & 300+ photos

Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941 by Nicholas A. Veronico

Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941 by Nicholas A. Veronico

This year is the 75th anniversary of the raid on Pearl Harbor. Fittingly Nick Veronico has produced this new book and it promises to be one for history buffs everywhere because he shows the rest of the story. Yes, the attack is well documented but—and this is where this book goes beyond the others—Veronico (using 300+ images) also shows the aftermath and amazing recovery. The recovery is a victory in itself and its story has long been given short shrift until this book. Veronico also thoughtfully included appendices of the Congressional Medal of Honor awardees as well as serial number listing of aircraft destroyed in that raid. Sidebars and details included give context as well as point to ponder.

Veronico’s writing is a welcome blend of information, insight and I-didn’t-know-that. He simply loves this work and this new book promises to show the entire story if the raid from the U.S. Armed Forces perspective. We are eagerly awaiting our copy 🙂

 

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    5 December 2016 21:58

    A tragic day, which still has the capacity to stun. I am astounded that after 75 years, new facts are still emerging about this attack. This book sounds like it is one which will prove popular amongst military historians

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      8 December 2016 12:26

      Yes, agreed on both counts. I’ve ordered the book and Veronico never fails to deliver what is expected and much more. I’ll post a review as soon as I can.

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