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by Stanley Weintraub

  • Author: Stanley Weintraub
  • ISBN: 0306820617
  • ISBN13: 978-0306820618
  • ePub: 1877 kb | FB2: 1677 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 689
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Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 ePub download

216 p. : 24 cm. A top historian offers a compelling history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in 20th-century history-December 1941-a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America&ap.

216 p. A top historian offers a compelling history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in 20th-century history-December 1941-a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America's involvement in World War II. Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208) and index.

Pearl Harbor Christmas book. As a seasonal reader who loves history, Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas proved an irresistible purchase. Preeminent historian Stanley Weintraub's compelling history. I must admit – I was also drawn in by its truly horrible title, conjuring discordant images of glittering pine trees and burnt-out, half-sunk warships. Come, children! It’s time to open presents, sing songs, and think about corpses floating on an oil-slicked tide. Weintraub has made something of a literary career with the atypical meshing of war and yuletide.

Pearl Harbor Christmas contains interesting vignettes from various theaters of war during December 1941 . In "Pearl Harbor Christmas", author Stanley Weintraub discusses the mood in the United States after the Japanese attack

Pearl Harbor Christmas contains interesting vignettes from various theaters of war during December 194. n a fascinating month in histor. quick and smooth read. Bookviews blog, December 2011. In "Pearl Harbor Christmas", author Stanley Weintraub discusses the mood in the United States after the Japanese attack. He also looks at events happening in other parts of the world, including the German struggle against the Russians, the heroic return of the Japanese fleet to Hiroshima Bay, the gallant struggle of the Americans on Wake island and in the Philippines, and the mounting British losses in Malaya.

Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock-in some cases overseas, elation-was worldwide. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success.

The date was December 22, 1941, just two weeks and a day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It is details such as these that seasoned historian Stanley Weintraub relates in his book Pearl Harbor Christmas

The date was December 22, 1941, just two weeks and a day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In his memoirs Churchill noted that when he heard of the attack, he "knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. It is details such as these that seasoned historian Stanley Weintraub relates in his book Pearl Harbor Christmas. Weintraub deftly weaves the pivotal, the noteworthy, and the curious wartime happenings that occurred in Washington when Churchill arrived as a catalyst-together with events that were unfolding in the Pacific and European theaters during the days of the prime minister's visit.

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Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas delivers an intimate look at the leadership dynamics of World War II, using the final days of 1941 as a focus

Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas delivers an intimate look at the leadership dynamics of World War II, using the final days of 1941 as a focus. While he tells most of the story from the standpoint of each nation’s leadership, Weintraub also examines the views of individuals from the lower echelons of command as well as civilian observers.

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Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock—in some cases overseas, elation—was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody’s mind. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success. Across the Atlantic, much of Europe was frozen in grim Nazi occupation.

Just three days before Christmas, Churchill surprised Roosevelt with an unprecedented trip to Washington, where they jointly lit the White House Christmas tree. As the two Allied leaders met to map out a winning wartime strategy, the most remarkable Christmas of the century played out across the globe.

Pearl Harbor Christmas is a deeply moving and inspiring story about what it was like to live through a holiday season few would ever forget.

Ionzar
To me, the topic of this book, the Christmas season right after Pearl Harbor sounded wonderful. While the book was somewhat interesting, it wasn't quite what I was expecting and so it was a bit disappointing.

I expected lots of information about the homefront and how people were rallying around after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Instead, the book was a day by day account, from December 21, 1941 (when Winston Churchill arrived in the U.S.) through the end of the year. Hmm, actually, through New Year's Day.

Because it was a chronological account, it seemed terribly disjointed. Lots of information about the talks between FDR and the prime minister and their respective staffs. Plenty of discussion of the war and those initial losses but, oddly enough, almost nothing about Pearl Harbor itself.

Unfortunately, outside of an occasional reference to how blackouts weren't really in effect on the East Coast yet, how rationing would begin, and about the lighting of the national Christmas tree, there was very little on the homefront, to my disappointment.

Adding to the feel of bouncing around so much, with every topic covered seemingly every day, there's also the issue of the international date line.

To sum up, this is a somewhat interesting book that could've been a whole lot better.
Damand
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The bulk of the American Pacific fleet was sunk or severely damaged, and over 2,000 service members lost their lives. President Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war the following day. In "Pearl Harbor Christmas", author Stanley Weintraub discusses the mood in the United States after the Japanese attack. He also looks at events happening in other parts of the world, including the German struggle against the Russians, the heroic return of the Japanese fleet to Hiroshima Bay, the gallant struggle of the Americans on Wake island and in the Philippines, and the mounting British losses in Malaya.

Just three days before Christmas, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington. He and President Roosevelt would use this time to map out a plan to defeat the axis powers. While in Washington, Churchill and Roosevelt met the press, lit the White House Christmas Tree, and decided on a "Germany First" plan of action.

Weintraub has written an interesting book about the early days of the war. Of particular interest to me was the discussion of Churchill's visit to the White House. Battling terrible sea conditions, Churchill managed to cross the stormy Atlantic on the battleship HMS Duke of York. Once in Washington, Churchill's personality shone through, as members of Congress and the American press flocked to the British leader. Churchill would go on to address a joint session of Congress and participate in American Christmas customs.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but I thought Weintraub could have went into a little more detail. The book is relatively short (200 pages), so there is only basic information provided. This said, I did learn bits of information from reading this book that I didn't know before. Recommended.
Saberdragon
A five star for a factual almost minimalist speedy sweep through that very beginning of WWII. Meaty content is presented clearly and respectful of the intertwined realities of early decisions and events. Most often, it is behind the scene history of more familiar events. Weintraub informs your "impressions", while surprising you with new insights. I have read it twice and I am still impressed by the thorough use of diverse sources...
Ferri - My name
From my own writing I'm fascinated with the time period about which Dr. Weintraub writes and in particular that Christmas season of 1941 - 70 years ago this year (as I'm writing this). Dr. Weintraub does a very good job taking the reader back into time to the mega-events that Christmas, such as Churchill's visit and the terrible news filtering back to the Home Front from the battlefields.
Peles
EXTRERMLY INTERESTING ,WELL WRITTEN AND RESEARCED..iT COVERS ALL THE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLDTHAT WARTIME XMAS OF1941.i HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
August
This book took me back to a time that had to be an uncertain time for America. It gives great insight into the relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill. Very enjoyable.
Sermak Light
Beautifully written.
America in a time of great crisis...just after Pearl Harbor. Story tells how FDR, Winston Churchill, and others planned for the nation to take those first steps forward into the great unknown of World War II. Good story!
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