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Riassunto: "Remember the Arizona!" was the battle cry of American sailors stationed in the Pacific during World War II. The mighty warship, which was bombed at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, became and remains to this day a symbol and rallying point for America's sudden entrance into war.
Here, using eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the sinking, the authors narrate the compelling history of the USS Arizona before, during, and after the attack, and describe the Arizona Memorial's legacy today. This engrossing book includes sixteen pages of photographs and extensive interviews with sailors who survived Imperial Japan's attack. The USS Arizona, published on December 7, 2001, the sixtieth anniversary of the surprise attack, is the only full-length book on the great ship and its beautiful resting place.
From the Back Cover:
"This is no drill! This is no drill! General Quarters! All hands! General Quarters! We're under attack!"
In the first terrifying moments of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the crew of the USS Arizona could not have imagined the horrors that awaited them on that "Day of Infamy," December 7, 1941. The battleship Arizona exploded when an armor-piercing bomb ignited its forward munitions, creating a thunderclap that rocked the skies; 1,177 men were killed on the Arizona-more than half the casualties at Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona gives a riveting account of the terrible events that violently thrust America into World War II. From accounts of what it was like below deck and topside to its fiery aftermath, we see the attack unfold through the eyes of survivors. Accompanied by 16 pages of photographs, this stirring chronicle tells the story of the famous battleship as few other writers or historians have, detailing its construction, covering life on board the peacetime Arizona, and revealing the unshakeable bond its sailors shared with their ship. Most of all, The USS Arizona captures the ship's transformation into a potent symbol of American grit and resolve-a symbol that resonates today at the final resting place of the USS Arizona and the sailors and Marines who perished with her.
Titolo: The USS Arizona (Thorndike American History)
Casa editrice: Thorndike Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Condizione libro: Fair. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84591781
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9918928
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2774739579
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G0786240997I4N10
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0786240997
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0786240997
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0786240997