Defining Moments in American History: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1069-3
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 43
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides a detailed account of the Pearl Harbor attack and the war in the Pacific. Covers the dramatic events of December 7, 1941; chronicles Americas victory over Japan; and explores the legacy of Pearl Harbor.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Events Leading Up to World War II
  • Chapter Two: America Stays on the Sidelines
  • Chapter Three: The Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Chapter Four: Heroism and Heartbreak
  • Chapter Five: The “Sleeping Giant” Wakes Up
  • Chapter Six: Victory in the Pacific
  • Chapter Seven: Legacy of Pearl Harbor
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Mitsuo Fuchida (1902-1976): Japanese Naval Officer and Lead Pilot in the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Husband E. Kimmel (1882-1968): U.S. Navy Admiral and Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964): U.S. Army General and Leader of Allied Forces in the Pacific during World War II
  • Doris Miller (1919-1943): Cook on the Battleship West Virginia Who Became the First African-American Recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966): U.S. Navy Admiral and Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945): President of the United States during the Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Walter C. Short (1880-1949): U.S. Army Lieutenant General and Commander of Hawaiian Ground and Air Defenses during the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943): Commander in Chief of the Imperial Japanese Combined Fleet and Mastermind behind the Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • The Neutrality Act of 1937
  • The Tripartite Pact of 1940
  • The Japanese Attack Plan
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt Appeals for Peace
  • Japanese Pilot Mitsuo Fuchida Leads the Attack
  • A U.S. Navy Crewman Remembers Chaos and Casualties
  • A High School Student Describes How the Attack Changed Her Life
  • Roosevelt Requests a Declaration of War with Japan
  • The U.S. Congress Declares War
  • Roosevelt Calls the American People to Action
  • Japan Surrenders
  • President Harry S. Truman Announces the End of the War
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits