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This landmark volume will provide young readers with valuable insights into both the Japanese and American points of view and demonstrate why people on both sides feel the need to remember Pearl Harbor.
Many people today still remember the infamous morning of December 7, 1941. Compelling narrative laced with first-person accounts from both American and Japanese survivors combines with dramatic archival images and a brief overview to paint a vivid portrait of what it was like to have witnessed, participated in, and lived through the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Thomas B. Allen is the author of many books on subjects ranging from military history to espionage to sharks. He has written several acclaimed titles for National Geographic, including Remember Pearl Harbor; George Washington, Spymaster; and Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent. Allen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is a founding member of the Writer's Center. To learn more, visit tballen.com.
ROBERT D. BALLARD is among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers. He is renowned for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken RMS Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career he has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology, and he is a pioneer in the early use of deep-diving submarines. In 2003, President George W. Bush presented him with the National Humanities Medal in the Oval Office of the White House.
Gr. 5-9. Eyewittness testimony of Japanese and American men and women from various backgrounds enriches this balanced treatment of World War II that joins an ever-expanding assortment of books on the subject. The first-person perspectives allow for a more complex view of events as well as individuals involved in a conflict that swept people up--and nearly swept them away. Allen begins his account in Kyushu, Japan, where pilots and submarine crews train for the attack. Subsequent chapters move to Hawaii where survivors describe the bombing from the cockpit, the deck, and the shore, giving readers an emotionally charged view of the devastation. A final chapter on the aftermath of Pearl Harbor briefly notes the unjust internment of Japanese Americans and introduces readers to the USS Arizona memorial, seeing it through the eyes of one of the Japanese sailors. The first-person voices along with dozens of black-and-white photos and several full-color maps make this a draw for both browsers and World War II buffs. A time line and a bibliography are appended. Randy Meyer
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