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Day of Infamy : The Story of Pearl Harbor

1970 Day of Infamy by Walter Lord. The Moment-By-Moment Story of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. At 7:49 A.M., Commander Fuchida signaled the attack. At 7:53 -- even before the first bomb fell, he was so sure of victory that he signaled the code word for success Tora, Tora, Tora...

1957 / December 1970. Paperback

Synopsis

Walter Lord's classic recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack. Lord is also the author of the classic story of the Titanic, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

From the Back Cover

Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The reader accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii, looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu, is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, courage and heroism of the final attack...!

"Lord, using the same technique with which he refloated the Titanic, has produced a behind the scenes story that is utterly fascinating." - Walter Simmons, Chicago Sunday Tribune

"Stuns the reader with the weight of reality!" - James A. Michemer, The New York Times

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 57006189
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Lord, Walter, 1917-2002.
  • Main Title: Day of infamy. Illustrated with photos.
  • Edition Information: [1st ed.]
  • Published/Created: New York, Holt [1957]
  • Description: 243 p. illus. 22 cm.
  • Summary: Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack.
  • Subjects:
    • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
    • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
  • LC Classification: D767.92 .L6
  • Dewey Class No.: 940.542
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us-hi
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