Brothers Down

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

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Hardback (27 Jun 2019) | English

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Synopsis

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 Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780316438889
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 940.5426693
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiii, 337 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 600g
Height: 238mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 38mm