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"A brilliant snap shot of a brief and pivotal moment in world history...illustrated by some fine writing talent...This gripping collection is highly recommended." ~ Christoph Fischer, author of Ludwika, Metamorph Publishing's Summer Indie Awards Historical Fiction winner "What I loved about this collection is that it addresses so many of the different aspects of the Second World War. Each of the contributing authors, in their own voice, and with their own unique perspective, tells an important tale of a very complex time in history." ~ Roberta Kagan, author of the 'All My Love Detrick' series "A showcase for eight talented writers of World War 2 fiction, I was fascinated to see the variety that emerged from each author's treatment of the theme...For anyone interested in WW2 fiction, this is an ideal sampler." ~ JJ Toner, author of The Black Orchestra "A diverse and interesting collection of stories set at the time of Pearl Harbour. The characters are well drawn and through their eyes unexpected aspects of war are revealed." ~ Alrene Hughes, author of 'Martha's Girls' WW2 Family Saga Series "I loved the fact each one dealt with a different perspective/impact of the events that occurred on December 7, 1941 and the repercussions, not just for America, but for the entire world." ~ Ellie Keaton, author of the 'Women and War' series
Sloppy research, or lack of research, has been popping up during my historical fiction readings (my favorite genre). Had I not been born in 1942, I probably would not catch many of the "goofs". I made it about half-way with this book, but I'm giving up. People in 1941 did not live in condos, which came about much later. Back then, some people had co-ops, which meant that you owned shares in a building, which gave you the ability to rent. Also, people did not gamble in Atlantic City casinos until 1978. I gave this 3 stars because I did not finish the book. However, the stories I did read were very so-so.
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mainly WWII, and I was a bit skeptical of a multi author novel, I thought they all collaborated on one story. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they each had their own novella. I wanted to see how each of them wrote about the fateful December 7,1941. Anyone who's studied world history or even US history knows about the fateful December day in 1941, and it has been written about the in every angle possible, or so I thought. Again, I was pleasantly surprised with the originality of each novel, there is even a time travel story that is heartwarming, endearing and emmotional. Of course, all of the historical facts are correct, but that's the only aspect that is in every story, all of the story lines are original and will not leave you disappointed.
I absolutely loved this. WWII is a fascinating period of history, and the concept behind this collection is amazing. Each story has its own style and captures a different aspect of what WWII meant, which I think is what the authors set out to accomplish. They pulled it off well. None of the stories are themselves very long, so it kind of gives you a sense that you've walked through so many different worlds, viewing them through so many different sets of eyes, without actually having to put much effort into doing so. :) If you have any interest in WWII or history in general, READ THIS. ;)
Interesting anthology of WWII- Some very graphic accounts of the Pearl Harbor attack and the terrible loss of iLife. Recommend this book for WWII buffalo are interested in how the war was affecting people's lives all over the world.
This book is a collection of eight stories by different authors, all set around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour, 7th December 1941.
Although I don't generally read short stories, I found this collection very interesting indeed. I have long had a fascination with World War II in any case, but I am sure that even if you don't, this would be a good read. Some authors are really good at writing short stories specifically, most of these authors were fantastic. There was one story that had a few too many details in it, and that meant that reading it wasn't as easy as some of the others, but I still enjoyed it.
Highly recommended read from me.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. Thank you to THE Book Club.
I am a very big fan of history especially as it pertains to wwii which was my favourite era to study in school. Anthologies such as these are hit and miss as the stories can have issues that just don't jive with the stories. In this specific anthology there were no misses at all which is very shocking. a very enjoyable read.
This collection of eight short stories is a new issue, appropriately appearing close to Veteran’s Day and the approach of the seventy-fifth anniversary of that horrific event on December 7, 1941. I recommend this anthology after reading three well written stories that examine events just before and during that seminal day. DEADLY LIBERTY, by R. V. Doon tells the story of three nurses from the hospital ship Solace, anchored on “Battleship Row” in the harbor. Their liberty in Honolulu beginning on December 5 gives the reader intimate insight into 1941 life in that military town. The author paints a picture of complete surprise at the time of the attack. I don’t remember reading a more vivid account of the event. The reader is thrown headlong into the battle. I AM AN AMERICAN, by Robyn Hobusch Echole is a poignant tale of two high school girls, one of German descent, the other a young Nisei in rural California. Having written about the plight of the Nisei, myself, I was struck by the thoughtful way Echols treated the subject of discrimination of Japanese-Americans at the war’s outbreak, and its effect on those two girls at the vulnerable age of seventeen. Nicely done. A RUDE AWAKENING, by Robert A. Kingsley portrays the utter hubris of the British Command as word is heard of an impending attack on Singapore by Japanese forces. The author describes events through the eyes of air, naval, and ground military leaders. His detailed description of dated military aircraft in the face of overwhelming air superiority, a senior commander’s priority for a cricket match over war preparations, and a naval commander’s eschewing of air support in the loss of Britain’s two most important ships in the Pacific are just some of the examples in the portrait he paints of the fall of Singapore. If the other five stories are as well researched and thoughtfully presented as these, I must recommend PEARL HARBOR and MORE to all.