Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson
The gripping and definitive account of the Day of Infamy, the attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States' entry into the Second World War.
On 7 December 1941, an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes launched a surprise attack on the United States, killing 2,403 people and forcing America's entry into the Second World War. With vivid prose and astonishing detail, Craig Nelson combines thrilling historical drama with individual concerns and experiences, following an ensemble of sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, the emperor and the president. Unmatched in breadth and depth, Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness in a portrait of the terror, chaos, violence and tragedy of the attack that would prove to be a turning point of the war.
Craig Nelson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, as well as several previous books, including The Age of Radiance (a PEN America Literary Award finalist), The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize) and Let's Get Lost (shortlisted for WHSmith's Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, the New England Review, Popular Science, Reader's Digest and a host of other publications.