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The Resource All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton with Ken Gire

All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton with Ken Gire

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All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
Title
All the gallant men
Title remainder
an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
Statement of responsibility
Donald Stratton with Ken Gire
Title variation
All the gallant men
Title variation remainder
an American sailors firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to reenter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific's most violent battles
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Review
Approaching the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Stratton's (one of the few survivors) memoir, cowritten with Gire (Windows of the Soul), offers an intimate account of his experiences on the USS Arizona and beyond. The narrative begins with a look at his childhood, explaining how a need for employment during the Great Depression compelled many of his generation to join the service and how that attitude changed after Pearl Harbor. It then sets the context and time line of the attack and shares the accounts of various shipmates. Thoughtful yet concise, Stratton relates his subsequent recovery and return to duty and analyzes the encounters that have helped to shape his life. Stratton's story parallels those of many servicemen. The details may change, but the mental and physical challenges are often similar: survivor's guilt, vengefulness, and difficulties in accepting and granting forgiveness. VERDICT Gire corroborates Stratton's accounts while allowing the author's powerful voice to shine through this volume that will sit nicely alongside other World War II memoirs and firsthand tales of combat. It would work well as a YA introduction to Pearl Harbor and to frontline servicemen's experiences. See also Gordon Prange's At Dawn We Slept and "Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later," LJ 9/15/16. --Maria Bagshaw (Reviewed 10/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 16, p88)
Biography type
autobiography
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10528958
Cataloging source
TOH
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1922-
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Stratton, Donald
Dewey number
  • 940.54/26693
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gire, Ken
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True
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  • Stratton, Donald
  • Arizona (Battleship)
  • United States
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Sailors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor
Label
All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton with Ken Gire
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The awakening -- A child of the Depression -- To sea on the Arizona -- The last night -- December 7th -- The damage -- Among angels -- America responds -- Recovery -- Home to Red Cloud -- Back in the fight -- Endgame -- The lessons of Pearl Harbor -- Remembering the Arizona -- Preparing for the seventy-fifth anniversary -- Epilogue: The reunion
Control code
ocn957642534
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062645357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957642534
Label
All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor, Donald Stratton with Ken Gire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The awakening -- A child of the Depression -- To sea on the Arizona -- The last night -- December 7th -- The damage -- Among angels -- America responds -- Recovery -- Home to Red Cloud -- Back in the fight -- Endgame -- The lessons of Pearl Harbor -- Remembering the Arizona -- Preparing for the seventy-fifth anniversary -- Epilogue: The reunion
Control code
ocn957642534
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062645357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957642534

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