Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley WeintraubPearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941

byStanley Weintraub

Paperback | November 13, 2012

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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.

Pearl Harbor Christmasis a deeply moving and inspiring story about what it was like to live through a holiday season few would ever forget.

Stanley Weintraubis an award-winning author and co-author of more than fifty highly acclaimed books, includingSilent Nightand11 Days in December. He lives in Delaware.
Title:Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.88 × 5.75 × 0.62 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306821532

ISBN - 13:9780306821530

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“[An] absorbing story.”, 11/12/11 “This book is chocked full of detail, yet reads like a novel.”Milwaukee Shepherd-Express, 11/22/11 “Pearl Harbor Christmas contains interesting vignettes from various theaters of war during December 1941[Takes] on a fascinating month in historyA quick and smooth read.”Bookviews blog, December 2011 “The book captures the unique feeling of a nation on the brink of war and provides the an insight to the strategic planning of the two most respected politicians of the 20th century.”Roanoke Times, 11/27/11 “In readable anecdotal style, Stanley Weintraub gives us glimpses into the White HouseIn time of war, a nation needs heroes. And as someone said long ago, when war begins, truth is the first casualty. We also need people like Weintraub who make sure that truth survives.”King Features Syndicate, 11/16/11 “[An] exceptional piece of historical reporting about one of the defining events of the 20th century.”, 12/1/11