Harbor: The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History
by Dan Van Der Vat
From the creators of The Discovery of the Titanic comes THE
illustrated publishing event of 2001 releasing with THE movie event of
2001 Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed it "A day that will live
in infamy"-December 7, 1941, the one date from the Second World War
that almost every American knows by heart. Pearl Harbor is the
definitive illustrated account of that momentous day. No other battle of
the Pacific War was better documented in photographs than was Pearl
Harbor. Everyone has seen some of these images, but few are aware of
just how many there are-including many that have never been published.
Official government photographers were busy that morning, but so were
countless service personnel and shocked civilians. Even the Japanese
navy photographed their preparations and the launch of the attack fleet.
The visual record of the day includes not just stunning black-and-white
shots but also vivid color photos showing the American fleet under
attack and burning. Pearl Harbor makes lavish use of these historical
photos to vividly re-create what it felt like to be there during every
key moment of the battle. A compelling narrative by noted naval
historian Dan Van der Vat explains the causes and background of the
attack. Moving first-person reminiscences of persons who were
there-Japanese and Americans, military and civilians, adults and
children-give the pictures even greater immediacy.