From the Back Cover
"This book sounds fascinating to me. I am big history buff and I certainly will pick this one up."
"Offers a rare opportunity to relive that incredible month in a time-travel sort of way, rather than read about it in the hindsight of history. It is a time capsule of the period, and is so compelling it is a hard book to set aside."
--Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
"A timely piece of history."
"Enthralling account of the early weeks of World War II on the home front."
--Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard
"Craig Shirley's December 1941 is flat-out terrific - intelligent, hugely descriptive, extensively researched...and passionate in a way so few histories allow themselves to be anymore."
--Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
"I love historical non-fiction. I read it everywhere, in bathroom, wherever I am. But typically it's written from sort of a distant perspective. You went through newspapers and magazines, and all the accounts of time. It gives an immediacy that I think it's difficult to find in these types of things."
--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
"I'm confident it'll be a bestseller."
"It is terrific . . . tremendous report on that decisive month which changed America and the world."
"Worth buying. . . really, really cool."
--Jon Meacham, former editor of Newsweek and a Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author
"Terrific piece of work!"
--Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC
"Masterful new book . . . Shirley not only transports us back to that tumultuous time, but reminds this generation that denial about an enemy's intentions can have grave consequences."
--Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist
"Folks, if you want a good read this Christmas season check it out."
--Steve Doocy, FOXNews
"Successful attempt to capture the sights and sounds of that long-ago era . . . in impressive detail . . . tells us about the attitudes, cultural mores and prejudices of an America on the eve of entry into the second great war."
"Shirley's day-by-day account manages to shed new light on a critical period in our history."
"Fascinating way to experience the look and the feel, the reactions and the emotion, the strategy, and the painful surprises of those 31 days."
"Powerful, thickly researched new book."
"The book also reveals . . . blockbuster historical moment[s]. Shirley. . . takes a new tack in his book about Pearl Harbor. Instead of just writing how it all went down, his book attempts to give readers a feel for how the country felt 70 years ago. He accomplishes that by providing anecdotal information from nearly 2,000 newspapers and magazines."
--US News & World Report
"Craig Shirley, known for creating a you-are-there atmosphere in his earlier books about Ronald Reagan's 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, has done it again. This account shows us what is possible when the nation is aroused."
About the Author
Craig Shirley is the author of two critically praised bestsellers about Ronald Reagan, Rendezvous with Destiny and Reagan's Revolution, as well as the New York Times best-selling history December 1941. He is the president of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs. Shirley and his wife live in Lancaster, Virginia.