The USS Arizona by Joy Waldron Jasper

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"Remember the Arizona!" was the battle cry of American sailors stationed in the Pacific during World War II. The mighty warship, which was bombed at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, became and remains to this day a symbol and rallying point for America's sudden entrance into war.

Here, using eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the sinking, the authors narrate the compelling history of the USS Arizona before, during, and after the attack, and describe the Arizona Memorial's legacy today. This engrossing book includes sixteen pages of photographs and extensive interviews with sailors who survived Imperial Japan's attack. The USS Arizona, published on December 7, 2001, the sixtieth anniversary of the surprise attack, is the only full-length book on the great ship and its beautiful resting place.

About Joy Waldron Jasper

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Joy Waldron Jasper is an investigative journalist and a magazine feature writer. She is the coauthor of The Lighthouses of Delaware Bay and River and is currently researching her next book. She lives in western Massachusetts.James P. Delgado is a noted underwater archaeologist and historian who has dived on many wrecks, including the USS Arizona and Admiral Yamamoto's flagship, Nagato. He is the executive director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.Jim Adams, following a career in the Marine Corps, joined the National Park Service and became the cultural resources manager at the USS Arizona Memorial. Presently assigned to Biscayne National Park in Florida, he is writing a biography about his late father, the journalist Val Adams, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Published November 15, 2001 by Truman Talley Books. 288 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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A history of the construction, staffing, shipboard life, and shocking destruction at Pearl Harbor of the USS Arizona, coupled with an earnest meditation on its legacy in American history.

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Coming out in time for the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, this book tells the full story of the battleship Arizona, arguably one of America's most well-known ships.

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Thus, the people who died are all "heroes," and their final resting place is "sacred."On the plus side, the first-person accounts and the authors' lucid reconstruction of the Arizona's final hours are vividly cinematic and wholly absorbing.

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