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Brothers down : Pearl Harbor and the fate of the many brothers aboard the USS Arizona / Walter R. Borneman.
ISBN:
9780316438889
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
xxiii, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents:
Prologue: Silvis, Illinois; Christmas Eve, 1941 -- "Time is getting short so I'll say 'So long...'". At 'em Arizona ; "My brother joined up..." ; Unsettled seas ; Chasing ghosts: Thursday, December 4 ; Weekend dreaming: Friday, December 5 -- "Got to find my brother...". "By this time next week...": Saturday, December 6 ; Luck of the draw: Saturday December 6 ; Dawn: Sunday, December 7 ; "Andy, who are those guys?": Sunday, December 7 ; "My brother's up there!": Sunday, December 7 ; "Abandon ship!": Sunday, December 7 -- "There's never a day goes by...". The waiding: Sunday, December 7 ; "Yesterday, December 7...": Monday, December 8 ; "The secretary of the Navy regrets..." ; Those left to remember -- Epilogue: Brothers all -- Appendices: Brothers serving on USS Arizona, December 7, 1941 ; US battleships in commission, 1941 ; Comparative ranks of commissioned officers in US military services ; World War II-era general protocols for naming US Navy ships ; Command organization, US Pacific Fleet, battle force, December 7, 1941.
Abstract:
"Discusses the fact that at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, many of the servicemen on the USS Arizona were blood relatives." -- (Source of summary not specified)

The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 crippled America's battleship fleet, thousands of lives were lost, and the United States was propelled into a world war. Few realize that aboard the iconic, ill-fated USS Arizona were an incredible 79 blood relatives. Tragically, in an era when family members serving together was an accepted, even encouraged, practice, sixty-three of the Arizona's 1,177 dead turned out to be brothers. Borneman guides readers on an unforgettable journey of sacrifice and heroism, all told through the lives of these brothers and their fateful experience on the Arizona. -- adapted from jacket
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