I received a free Kindle copy of this book from Net Galley and Scribner, the publisher. This was with the understanding that I would write a review and post it on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In addition, I posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I have a keen interest in American History and have read extensively about it. This is the second book by Craig Nelson that I have read. I enjoyed his book “Rocket Men” immensely.
This book is excellent. It is well researched and written. The author’s writing style weaves the events so that it reads like a novel that you can’t put down. His incorporation of qoutes from those involved on both sides of the events makes is a well balanced work.
Nelson covers the before, during and aftermath of what happened with the attack on Pearl Harbor from both sides of the conflict. He informs the reader about how the ships that were salvaged from the attack where later involved in victories for the Americans and one ship was present for the signing of the peace treaty. He also addresses in the last chapter what happened to many of the individuals on both sides after the war.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in American History and in particular World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor.