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Pearl Harbor Ghosts

A Journey to Hawaii Then and Now
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A landmark book published to rave reviews a decade ago, PearlHarborGhosts has now been updated to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the surprise attack that forever changed the course of history.

Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941 - the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer devastation . . . the stunned naval personnel whose lives would permanently be divided into before and after Pearl Harbor . . . the ordinary Honolulu residents who were tragically unprepared to be the first target in the Pacific war . . . the Japanese pilots who manned the squadron of deadly silver bombers . . . and the island's community of Japanese-Americans whose lives would never be the same again.

Blending meticulous historic recreation with lively reporting, Clarke counterpoints the freeze-frame nightmare of the 1941 bombing with the disturbing realities of present-day Honolulu, where hundreds of veterans, both American and Japanese, converge each year to relive every hour of the attack. Wealthy Waikiki landowners and native Hawaiian farmers, admirals and nurses, Navy wives and government officials - all take their part in Clarke's rich tapestry of memory and insight. In the end, Pearl Harbor emerges as a trauma that spread from Oahu to engulf the nation and the world - an event that continues to reverberate in the lives of all who experienced it.

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Hardback Editions

July 1993 : USA Hardback

Title: Pearl Harbor Ghosts
Author(s): Thurston Clarke
ISBN: 0-517-10876-3 / 978-0-517-10876-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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September 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: A Journey to Hawaii Then and Now
Author(s): Thurston Clarke
ISBN: 0-688-08301-3 / 978-0-688-08301-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941
Author(s): Thurston Clarke
ISBN: 0-345-44607-0 / 978-0-345-44607-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Presidio Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941
Author(s): Thurston Clarke
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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