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Author Borneman, Walter R., 1952- author.

Title Brothers down : Pearl Harbor and the fate of the many brothers aboard the USS Arizona / Walter R. Borneman.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  940.5426 Bor    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xxiii, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-322) and index.
Contents Prologue: Silvis, Illinois; Christmas Eve, 1941 -- "Time is getting short so I'll say 'So long...'". At 'em Arizona ; "My brother joined up..." ; Unsettled seas ; Chasing ghosts: Thursday, December 4 ; Weekend dreaming: Friday, December 5 -- "Got to find my brother...". "By this time next week...": Saturday, December 6 ; Luck of the draw: Saturday December 6 ; Dawn: Sunday, December 7 ; "Andy, who are those guys?": Sunday, December 7 ; "My brother's up there!": Sunday, December 7 ; "Abandon ship!": Sunday, December 7 -- "There's never a day goes by...". The waiding: Sunday, December 7 ; "Yesterday, December 7...": Monday, December 8 ; "The secretary of the Navy regrets..." ; Those left to remember -- Epilogue: Brothers all -- Appendices: Brothers serving on USS Arizona, December 7, 1941 ; US battleships in commission, 1941 ; Comparative ranks of commissioned officers in US military services ; World War II-era general protocols for naming US Navy ships ; Command organization, US Pacific Fleet, battle force, December 7, 1941.
Summary The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 crippled America's battleship fleet, thousands of lives were lost, and the United States was propelled into a world war. Few realize that aboard the iconic, ill-fated USS Arizona were an incredible 79 blood relatives. Tragically, in an era when family members serving together was an accepted, even encouraged, practice, sixty-three of the Arizona's 1,177 dead turned out to be brothers. Borneman guides readers on an unforgettable journey of sacrifice and heroism, all told through the lives of these brothers and their fateful experience on the Arizona. -- [Adapted from jacket]
Subject Arizona (Battleship)
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
Brothers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sailors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Hawaii.
Added Title Pearl Harbor and the fate of the many brothers aboard the USS Arizona
ISBN 9780316438889

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