Seven Days of Infamy takes the reader through the three days before December 7, 1941 and beyond. While it is still one of the seminal moments of American history, it was just a piece of the puzzle when looking at a worldview of World War Two. In those seven days decisions were being made in Germany concerning how to proceed on the Russian front. The first gassing of Jews was taking place. Life was changed for future presidents. The events of that day influenced the creator of Tarzan, Edger Rice Burroughs, as well several other writers who saw the attack.
Readers will find out what actors and actresses such as Carole Lombard, Charlton Heston, Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable were doing that day. Within the time frame of the book not only was the American Navy almost wiped out, but Britain suffered great losses. How did Hitler react to the news of the bombings?
The author, Nicholas Best has painstakingly researched Seven Days of Infamy. Much of the accounts from that day are found in his extensive bibliography. While he occasionally gets off track (what does Mel Gibson have to do with Pearl Harbor?), he has presented a very readable account of those seven days. From the major players to two little boys sent to Hawaii to escape the war in England, the events of those seven days impacted each.
For anyone interested in World War Two, I recommend this book.
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Pub Date 2/8/18