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Brothers Down : Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona - Walter R. Borneman

Brothers Down

Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona

Hardcover Published: 9th July 2019
ISBN: 9780316438889
Number Of Pages: 416

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From bestselling author of The Admirals and Polk, a deeply personal portrait of America's darkest day

The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 remains one of the most traumatic events in American history, destroying a naval fleet, killing over a thousand crew members, and launching the United States into World War II. While Pearl Harbor catapulted a nation into battle, it also shattered military families. In the week leading up to and including Pearl Harbor, 79 blood relatives served aboard the USS Arizona. Not only were sons sent to serve on the ship, but fathers and sons together, brothers and brothers. Some families sent as many as three. On that fateful day, 63 brothers were killed.

In Brothers Down , acclaimed historian Walter R. Borneman returns to the critical week of December 7 through the eyes of these families. A deeply heroic story of sacrifice and leadership, Borneman traces the lives of these men, their relationships, and their fateful experience on the USS Arizona. More than just an account of familial bonds, everlasting patriotism, and national heartbreak, Brothers Down captures the turning point in American military history.

About the Author

Walter Borneman is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including The Admirals, 1812, The French and Indian War, and Polk. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.

ISBN: 9780316438889
ISBN-10: 031643888X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 9th July 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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