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Craig Nelson-"Pearl Harbor: From infamy to Greatness"

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, PEARL HARBOR: FROM INFAMY TO GREATNESS is a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—based on years of research and new information uncovered by New York Times bestselling author Craig Nelson.

The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows, moment by moment, the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history.

Craig Nelson is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, The Age of Radiance (a PEN Award Finalist chosen as one of the year’s best books by NBC News, the American Institute of Physics, Kirkus Reviews, and FlavorWire), The First Heroes, and Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest and more.

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Earlier Event: October 12