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by Walter Lord


Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord The Day of Infamy began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord The Day of Infamy began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. But as Japan’s deadly torpedoes suddenly rained down on the Pacific fleet, soldiers, generals, and civilians alike felt shock, then fear, then rage. From the chaos, a thousand personal stories of courage emerged.

Books like Walter Lord's Day of Infamy go a long way towards filling the gaps.

The Day of Infamy began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord recounts the many tales of heroism and tragedy by those who experienced the attack firsthand.

All in all, for a book that was first published in the late 1950s, Day of Infamy is still considered one of the best popular histories about a World War II event, and I strongly recommend it. The Ultimate book about Pearl Harbor. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. I read this book in the seventies, and I just reread it.

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Walter Lord - Day of Infamy. Lord has assembled hundreds of yarns into this work of "non-fiction.

Walter Lord - Day of Infamy. An event that raised as many questions and was as "exciting" (if that term can be used for something that killed thousands) as Pearl Harbor was would be difficult to write about and not hold the reader's interest. In this respect, Lord does not disappoint.

Describes the events of December 7, 1941, before, during, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the reactions of the men who lived through the attack.

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DAY OF INFAMY is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-cretaion of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Sunday, December 7, 1941. The reader accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, courage and heroism of the final attack...!

Day of Infamy epub download

ISBN13: 978-0553240863

ISBN: 0553240862

Author: Walter Lord

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam (August 1, 1983)

ePUB size: 1149 kb

FB2 size: 1702 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Phain
I had read Lord's book on the Titanic years ago, and knew that prior to the movie in the 1990's, that book was considered one of the ultimate texts on the Titanic because of the research Lord did on his topic. Lord did as much, if not more, research into Pearl Harbor...using different sources, both official and non-official (such as letters and diaries of the men involved). This made this book a classic 'must-read' for anyone interested in the Pacific part of World War II. Yes, it's an older book...but that doesn't negate its validity. If anything, the fact that it was written closer to when it actually happened, added to it being made real, even when we live so long after the fact. I wanted to learn more about this Pacific war, because my grandfather was a commander in the Navy based at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

The writing in this book was so good, that you could see the Japanese as they bombed Pearl Harbor. I didn't realize they didn't just bomb the ships and planes. They actually shot at civilians and homes, and other places which really were not military targets. I also didn't know that the U.S. military ended up setting Honolulu on fire...it seems that while they were shooting at the Japanese some of their shots ended up hitting the city, and hurting civilians.

Walter Lord was fair and gave information about the Japanese as well, especially what their thoughts and feelings were as they attempted to pull off this 'ambush'. I think we are far enough away from WWII, not to harbor bad feelings against men who thought they were doing what was right for their country.

This is a great book, that belongs on the must-read list for people who like their history. It is a fast read, but it is an important read. I think it should be required reading in highschool, so we don't forget what happened, and what all those men and women died for.
Phain
I had read Lord's book on the Titanic years ago, and knew that prior to the movie in the 1990's, that book was considered one of the ultimate texts on the Titanic because of the research Lord did on his topic. Lord did as much, if not more, research into Pearl Harbor...using different sources, both official and non-official (such as letters and diaries of the men involved). This made this book a classic 'must-read' for anyone interested in the Pacific part of World War II. Yes, it's an older book...but that doesn't negate its validity. If anything, the fact that it was written closer to when it actually happened, added to it being made real, even when we live so long after the fact. I wanted to learn more about this Pacific war, because my grandfather was a commander in the Navy based at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

The writing in this book was so good, that you could see the Japanese as they bombed Pearl Harbor. I didn't realize they didn't just bomb the ships and planes. They actually shot at civilians and homes, and other places which really were not military targets. I also didn't know that the U.S. military ended up setting Honolulu on fire...it seems that while they were shooting at the Japanese some of their shots ended up hitting the city, and hurting civilians.

Walter Lord was fair and gave information about the Japanese as well, especially what their thoughts and feelings were as they attempted to pull off this 'ambush'. I think we are far enough away from WWII, not to harbor bad feelings against men who thought they were doing what was right for their country.

This is a great book, that belongs on the must-read list for people who like their history. It is a fast read, but it is an important read. I think it should be required reading in highschool, so we don't forget what happened, and what all those men and women died for.
Freighton
The sad truth is our children are very unlikely to learn much of anything about the causes and the struggles of WW2 from their history classes in school beyond the most cursory watered down stories. That's a shame because the effects of the events described in this book continue to define our world. Books like Walter Lord's Day of Infamy go a long way towards filling the gaps. Easy to read and fascinating from cover to cover, the book details eyewitness accounts from the Japanese, Hawaiian and American perspectives of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that propelled the United States into WW2. It features a blow by blow account of the events leading up to the attack, detailed accounts of the many human struggles for survival during the battle and the frightening aftermath as jittery defenders shot down their own planes and prepared for an invasion that never came. The book includes maps, diagrams and pictures taken during and directly after the battle.

This book will go far beyond facts figures and statistics, although there are plenty of them to go around. Lord brings the personalities of the participants through to tell the stories. From the frustrated Boatswain's Mate on the Monaghan who threw wrenches at low flying planes while awaiting ammunition to the frightened B17 pilots desperately trying to land their planes in the middle of the battle before they were accidentally shot down to the gunner on the Pennsylvania who fired his 5 inch gun until the barrel became softened from the heat, the incredible stories just keep coming. Lord covers the relatively little know attempt by Japan to use small 1-2 man submarines to attack the ships in the harbor and the suffering of the civilians whose homes were bombed and straffed and who quietly threw back the "invasion" of a downed Japanese pilot who attempted to hold villagers hostage while seeking a way to escape capture. I strongly encourage people to read this book and learn why the people who lived these events were called The Greatest Generation.
Freighton
The sad truth is our children are very unlikely to learn much of anything about the causes and the struggles of WW2 from their history classes in school beyond the most cursory watered down stories. That's a shame because the effects of the events described in this book continue to define our world. Books like Walter Lord's Day of Infamy go a long way towards filling the gaps. Easy to read and fascinating from cover to cover, the book details eyewitness accounts from the Japanese, Hawaiian and American perspectives of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that propelled the United States into WW2. It features a blow by blow account of the events leading up to the attack, detailed accounts of the many human struggles for survival during the battle and the frightening aftermath as jittery defenders shot down their own planes and prepared for an invasion that never came. The book includes maps, diagrams and pictures taken during and directly after the battle.

This book will go far beyond facts figures and statistics, although there are plenty of them to go around. Lord brings the personalities of the participants through to tell the stories. From the frustrated Boatswain's Mate on the Monaghan who threw wrenches at low flying planes while awaiting ammunition to the frightened B17 pilots desperately trying to land their planes in the middle of the battle before they were accidentally shot down to the gunner on the Pennsylvania who fired his 5 inch gun until the barrel became softened from the heat, the incredible stories just keep coming. Lord covers the relatively little know attempt by Japan to use small 1-2 man submarines to attack the ships in the harbor and the suffering of the civilians whose homes were bombed and straffed and who quietly threw back the "invasion" of a downed Japanese pilot who attempted to hold villagers hostage while seeking a way to escape capture. I strongly encourage people to read this book and learn why the people who lived these events were called The Greatest Generation.
Pumpit
This is a light history of Pearl Harbor told from the perspective of dozens of individuals from the US side who lived through the battle. Although mostly focusing on those in the military, it also highlights some individuals.

Lord is an excellent writer and the book will be entertaining and enjoyable to everyone except hard core history readers looking for something "really new" about Pearl Harbor. The only (minor) complaint is the photos and illustrations will be difficult to see in ebook format unless you have a very large screen Kindle Fire or something similar. The text works well and it has an active index if you wish to go back to a specific chapter.
Pumpit
This is a light history of Pearl Harbor told from the perspective of dozens of individuals from the US side who lived through the battle. Although mostly focusing on those in the military, it also highlights some individuals.

Lord is an excellent writer and the book will be entertaining and enjoyable to everyone except hard core history readers looking for something "really new" about Pearl Harbor. The only (minor) complaint is the photos and illustrations will be difficult to see in ebook format unless you have a very large screen Kindle Fire or something similar. The text works well and it has an active index if you wish to go back to a specific chapter.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Well documented, but the detail is overwhelming. The forest, for me, got lost in the trees. Ironically, because he had fewer interviews with the Japanese perpetrators of the attack, his analysis of the Japanese is far and away more interesting. Learning about nearly every American's harrowing experience under the attack was great documentation for posterity but bland and mind-numbing reading. Professional historians and students of military history will probably love this, but the average reader should read the first two and last two chapters and skim everything in between.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Well documented, but the detail is overwhelming. The forest, for me, got lost in the trees. Ironically, because he had fewer interviews with the Japanese perpetrators of the attack, his analysis of the Japanese is far and away more interesting. Learning about nearly every American's harrowing experience under the attack was great documentation for posterity but bland and mind-numbing reading. Professional historians and students of military history will probably love this, but the average reader should read the first two and last two chapters and skim everything in between.
SoSok
This book, like all of Lord's shares a strength that is also its weakness. Lord did extensive research (take a look at the number of people he interviewed). The story is not told as a dispassionate story but instead is composed of many small vignettes of individual's stories. This is fascinating and takes you into what was happening; it is also hard at times to remember if you had met a particular person before, and, if so, what the earlier story was.

So, if you want lots of analysis, this is probably not the best history of Pearl Harbor. If you are interested in how people felt (the way various rumors spread after the attack is one fascinating example), then this is a great read.
SoSok
This book, like all of Lord's shares a strength that is also its weakness. Lord did extensive research (take a look at the number of people he interviewed). The story is not told as a dispassionate story but instead is composed of many small vignettes of individual's stories. This is fascinating and takes you into what was happening; it is also hard at times to remember if you had met a particular person before, and, if so, what the earlier story was.

So, if you want lots of analysis, this is probably not the best history of Pearl Harbor. If you are interested in how people felt (the way various rumors spread after the attack is one fascinating example), then this is a great read.