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Pearl Harbor Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Pearl Harbor, by Steven M. Gillon
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Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.” History would prove him correct; the events of that day—when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor—ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR’s presidency, and swept America into World War II.

In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt’s skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attack a secret from congressional leaders and the public.

Pearl Harbor explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal twenty-four hours that followed, a period in which America burst from precarious peace into total war.

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About the Author

Steven M. Gillon is scholar-in-residence at the History Channel. He has taught at both Yale and Oxford and is currently professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He has written numerous books about modern American politics and culture, including Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation to War and The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

About the Narrator

John Pruden is a full-time audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his intelligent audiobook narration and talented vocal characterizations. His audiobook reading of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.