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The Resource Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941, Stanley Weintraub

Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941, Stanley Weintraub

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Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941
Title
Pearl Harbor Christmas
Title remainder
a world at war, December 1941
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Stanley Weintraub
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Language
eng
Summary
A top historian offers a compelling history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in 20th-century history--December 1941--a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America's involvement in World War II. Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock--in some cases overseas, elation--was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody's mind. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success. Across the Atlantic, much of Europe was frozen in grim Nazi occupation. Just three days before Christmas, Churchill surprised Roosevelt with an unprecedented trip to Washington, where they jointly lit the White House Christmas tree. As the two Allied leaders met to map out a winning wartime strategy, the most remarkable Christmas of the century played out across the globe
Summary
Offers a history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in twentieth-century history--December 1941--a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America's involvement in World War II
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10010134
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1929-
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Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
973
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Christmas
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a world at war, December 1941
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Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941, Stanley Weintraub
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208) and index
Control code
ocn758974640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780306820618
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)758974640
Label
Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208) and index
Control code
ocn758974640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780306820618
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)758974640

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