Way It Was: Pearl Harbor : The Original Photographs (World War II Commemorative)

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Containing both American and Japanese photographs, this book is published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The text tells the harrowing personal stories of many of the combatants on both sides, and describes the historical circumstances of the attack, the attack itself and the strategic results. The photographs show Pearl Harbour before, during and after the raid, as it looked to the combatants of both sides.

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J. Michael Wenger is a historian living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The late Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein and the late Gordon W. Prange created numerous World War II classics, including At Dawn We Slept; Miracle at Midway; and God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey’s, Inc., reprint 2003). They also collaborated with historian J. Michael Wenger on several books, including The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor-The Original Photographs (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Brassey’s, Inc., 1995); and The Pearl Harbor Papers.

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, a professor of public and international affairs, and a best-selling author. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From Library Journal:

At long last, the familiar and overused photographs of the Day of Infamy can be retired. The 430 prints in this new and welcome collection were gathered from various Japanese and U.S. sources, and most have never been seen by the general public. The majority were taken during the height of the air raid itself, many from Japanese cockpits. Along with numerous maps and sketches, they are arranged according to the various phases of the battle and are supplemented with commentary by two of Gordon Prange's coauthors (Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon) The overall effect is to give the reader an uncanny sense of being present at the battle. This book will make a wonderful companion piece to Prange's now-classic At Dawn We Slept ( LJ 11/1/81).
- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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