Seven Days of Infamy Pearl Harbor Across the World

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-11-29
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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December 7, 1941: one of those rare days in world history when a truly global event forever altered the future that followed. From Ronald Reagan in Hollywood to Mahatma Gandhi in India, people all over the world remembered exactly where they were, what they were doing, and how they felt when they heard the news of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

In Nicholas Best’s second detailed history of World War II, the stories of the momentous attack and its global repercussions are related in tense, dramatic style. But Best doesn't stop there. Instead, the accomplished historian takes readers on an unprecedented journey inside the days surrounding the attack, providing a snapshot of figures around the world during one of the most extraordinary weeks in history—from Ernest Hemingway on the road in Texas to Jack Kennedy playing touch football in Washington; Mao Tse-tung training his forces in Yun’an and the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto cheering as Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States.

With its up-close-and-personal perspective, Seven Days of Infamy is unlike any other Pearl Harbor book and is sure to appeal to a wide audience.

Author Biography

NICHOLAS BEST grew up in Kenya, served in the Grenadier Guards, and worked as a journalist before becoming a full-time author. His many other books include Five Days That Shocked the World, Happy Valley: The Story of the English in Kenya, Tennis and the Masai, and The Greatest Day in History. For ten years he was a fiction critic for the Financial Times and has written for countless other publications. He currently lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

1. Where Are Japan’s Aircraft Carriers?
2. Still a Chance to Call It Off
3. All Quiet in the Pacific
4. Japanese Forces on the Move
5. Admiral Nagumo Hoists a Signal
6. Where Are America’s Aircraft Carriers?
7. “The Japanese Will Not Go to War”
8. An Englishwoman Dances on Deck
9. A Strange Periscope at Sea
10. “Tora! Tora! Tora!”
11. A Japanese Pilot Grins at James Jones
12. Lord Mountbatten’s Nephew and CBS-TV’s First Breaking News Story
13. Edgar Rice Burroughs Watches the War Games
14. Future U.S. Presidents Remember the Moment
15. Britain Cheers the News
16. Opinion Divided in Europe
17. The Response in the Far East
18. The British Empire Declares War
19. Americans Gather Around the Radio
20. HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales Begin the Fight Back
21. First Mass Gassing of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Europe
22. HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales Go Down Fighting
23. Hitler and Mussolini Declare War on the United States
Epilogue: Reflections from Later Life

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