Monday, December 7, 2009

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

My friend Tracy M reminded me today was Pearl Harbor Day.

I don’t have any family members – dead or alive – that were WWII veterans. My Dad was a boy, and tells the story of listening to President Roosevelt utter those historic words over the radio.

In honor of today and of those who lost their lives, consider reading an historical account or biography of that fateful day.

Here are some suggestions:

Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, by Walter Lord

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

"And I Was There": Pearl Harbor And Midway -- Breaking the Secrets, by Edwin Layton

Dec. 7, 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor, by Gordon Prange, et. al.

At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor, by Gordon Prange, et. al.

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