**Remember Pearl Harbor
by Thomas B. Allen
Reviewed October 10,
National Geographic Society. 2001. 57 pages.
This book also seemed timely somehow. The author interviewed
both American and Japanese survivors, and includes numerous photographs.
I found this quotation from the foreword disturbing, in the light of recent
events: “If you remember this war and its cost on human lives and
suffering, you will never want another war” (from the foreword,
by Robert D. Ballard). (Not quite so simple, is it?) It explained
the whole Pearl Harbor attack very clearly--I learned a lot. The
book only briefly covered the rest of World War II and the consequences
of the attack. My one quibble was that I thought that the 100,000 people
killed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki should have been mentioned a little more
prominently than simply in a chart of the war’s events at the end.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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