Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World Hardcover – December 5, 2011

3.2 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$1.89 $0.01

"Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency"
A page-turning account of the career of Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to the Presidency. Learn more | Kindle book
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

"This book sounds fascinating to me. I am big history buff and I certainly will pick this one up."
--Dennis Miller
"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 BarnesWeekly 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 DonoghueOpen 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."
--Don Imus
"It is terrific . . . tremendous report on that decisive month which changed America and the world."
--Newt Gingrich  
"Worth buying. . . really, really cool."
"Excellent book!"
--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
"Fascinating book."
"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."
--Human Events
"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."
--National Review
"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."
--Washington Times

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.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1St Edition edition (December 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595554572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595554574
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Related Media

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

on December 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
99 comments| 156 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
55 comments| 121 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
1010 comments| 156 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews