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First Shot The Untold Story of the Japanese Minisubs That Attacked Pearl Harbor

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ISBN-10: 0071479112

ISBN-13: 9780071479110

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Craddock

List price: $21.00
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When the U.S.S. Ward detected a tiny unidentified submarine within U.S. territorial waters, the captain did his duty. He fired upon and destroyed the intruder, then radioed news of the engagement to Pearl Harbor command. The message was transmitted at 6:53 a.m. on December 7, 1941-a full hour before the surprise attack that left 2,400 people dead, thousands wounded, and more than 100 American warships destroyed or seriously damaged. What became of the Ward's message? Why didn't Pearl Harbor command sound a general alarm and rush its "indomitable" fleet out to sea and its planes into the air? What was the mission of the midget submarine and four others that accompanied it? First Shot answers…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.70" long x 0.86" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

After losing several very close people to him, especially his daughter and wife to serious illness: John needed an outlet for his feelings and what better way to do this, than to write a novel. Although this book is totally fictitious it does have auto biographical elements that mirror some of the author's real life. This means the emotions that run through the book have been felt, first hand, by him. John came late to writing and started with poetry and lyrics, mostly written during long waits in hospitals and doctors waiting areas. It not only helped pass the time but writing became a form of stress relief. The idea of this book, and the subsequent series, came about when John gave up…    

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