December 1941: 31 days that changed America and saved the world
Best-selling author Craig Shirley celebrates the American spirit while reconstructing the events that called it to shine with rare and piercing light. By turns nostalgic and critical, he puts readers on the ground in the stir and the thick of the action. Relying on daily news reports from around the country and recently declassified government papers, Shirley sheds light on the crucial diplomatic exchanges leading up to the attack, the policies on internment of Japanese living in the U.S. after the assault, and the near-total overhaul of the U.S. economy for war.
Shirley paints a compelling portrait of pre-war American culture: the fashion, the celebrities, the pastimes. And his portrait of America at war is just as vivid: heroism, self-sacrifice, mass military enlistments, national unity and resolve, and the prodigious talents of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley aimed at the Axis Powers, as well as the more troubling price-controls and rationing, federal economic takeover, and censorship.
Featuring colorful personalities such as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and General Douglas MacArthur, December 1941 highlights a period of profound change in American government, foreign and domestic policy, law, economics, and business, chronicling the developments day by day through that singular and momentous month.
December 1941 features surprising revelations, amusing anecdotes, and heart-wrenching stories, and also explores the unique religious and spiritual dimension of a culture under assault on the eve of Christmas. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the closest thing to war for the Americans was uncoordinated, mediocre war games in South Carolina. Less than thirty days later, by the end of December 1941, the nation was involved in a pitched battle for the preservation of its very way of life, a battle that would forever change the nation and the world.
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|display_description||Chronicles the decisive month in American history, where the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor facilitated the entrance of the United States into World War II, and details the economic, social, and political climate of the country during that time.|
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|subject_facet||Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945, United States -- History -- 1933-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States|
|title_display||December 1941 : 31 days that changed America and saved the world|
|title_full||December 1941 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World, December 1941 : 31 days that changed America and saved the world / Craig Shirley|
|title_short||December 1941 :|
|title_sub||31 days that changed America and saved the world|
|topic_facet||Foreign relations, History, Nonfiction, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941, World War, 1939-1945|