What Was Pearl Harbor?

By Patricia Brennan Demuth

What was Pearl Harbor?

Over 350 Japanese planes appeared out of nowhere over Hawaii

Mammoth US battleships exploded in minutes

Amarine band played the national anthem through a rain of bullets-and survived


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On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 5.31 × .27 × 7.63 in