World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton and Ken Gire (Morrow, $15.99). At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely fifteen minutes into Japan's surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Near death and burned across two thirds of his body, Don hauedl himself hand over hand across a rope tethered to a neighboring vessel. In the only memoir written by a survivor of the USS Arizona--ninety-five-year-old veteran Donald Stratton finally shares his unforgettable personal tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his inspiring determination to return to the fight. Stratton would sail back to the Pacific War in 1944, where he would participate in the invasion of Okinawa and other major battles. 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062645364
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 21st, 2017