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Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!: The Story of December 7, 1941

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  28 reviews
On December 7, 1941, Americans were stunned to learn that Japanese forces had launched an attack on Pearl Harbor. In this engrossing and extensively researched account, Theodore Taylor examines both sides of the battle, taking a close look at the events leading up to it and providing compelling insight into the motives and operations of the brave men and women swept up in ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1971)
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Anthony Stull
This book is about the air raid on Pearl Harbor. The planning began when a Japanese ship which had arrived in Honolulu harbor at 8:30 a.m. A Japanesee man named named Takeo Yoshikawa was sort of like a secret spy in the Imperial army. He spoke good English. He usually flew over Pearl Harbor sightseeing and collecting information as a tourist then relaying it to japan. Once he used a small camera and took pictures of the harbor’s naval base. When Takeo first flew iover, Americans were curious but ...more
Suraj Rama
The genre of this book is Non-Fiction. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 star rating. I am not to found of History. But there was an event in history that really grasped my attention. The bombing of Pearl Harbor. This event was huge. Not only did it get everyone's attention, it also brought America into World War II. In this book, it told so much specific detail about this particular event. For example, in the beginning of the book, Theodore Taylor talked about all the different types of emotion app ...more
Aaron Helander
"Yesterday, December 7, a date which will live in infamy." In case you do not know this is a quote said be President Roosevelt after the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Air Raid - Pearl Harbor" does a great job on describing and explaining this attack that plunged the U.S. into World War Two. It Describes the events leading up to the bombing and evaluates the decisons made by the key figures. It also explains some untold stories about it. The book does a very good job of depicting this famous day. If ...more
Keetae Byunn
"Air Raid" by Theodore Taylor is about a boy living in the time period of Pearl Harbor and World War II. The story is a bout a boy living in Hawaii during WWII, a couple of months before the attack in Pearl Harbor. This book is the story of his experience before and after Pearl Harbor. This story is also about his community and what they had to go through because there were Japanese people in Hawaii and during that time Japan was at war with America. This event impacted Japanese Americans a lot ...more
Saumyaa K
208 pages
Air Raid! Pearl Harbor
by Theodore Taylor

This book gives an account about the pearl harbor and the attack from the viewpoint of both and all the mistakes thy made. Also it has all the events that led to the attack. This book has political viewpoints and military viewpoints of the people. Its really cool. It includes the stories of people who gave their lives. Alo, it says what happens after the attack and how the world reacted to it.

This book was really good because I got to see the att
Air Raid: Pearl Harbor

208 pages
Air raid pearl harbor is about the events of pearl harbor and the view point from both sides of the argument. This book also talked about the secreat machienes the American milatary used to intercept japanise messeges and communications. On thing that I learned from this book is that after the warfare there were still men standing and some ships ready to retaliate against the japs and that on that day some of the generals and even the president knew that
Justin Siegel
I finished Air Raid and I really liked the book I felt like it was. Rey detailed and was well written. I enjoyed this book because it told us both sides of the story. Before I read this book I didnt know why the Japenenese attacked or hot they fought because I was always taught about the Americans. Overall I loved the book.
Franklyn Kornn
Great for text set or research. This book is well written and contains a lot of information. This would be good to use for literature circles or summarizing. I really liked this book, I am really interested in historical things and this book really peaked my interest.
This book was similar to the other book I read, "Hiroshima" by John Hersey. Both books take place during World War Two. This book was at the beginning stage of WWII, and the other book took place at the ending phase of WWII. This story starts off similar to the way "Hiroshima" did- It was close to the day infamy, the American operations of the navy was being explained by the author. In a way, I guess this book is non-fiction because the author talks about the actual things the american fleet did ...more
I think this book was kinda borring. Though this book is non fiction i didn't like it. It wasn't like the other peral harbor book i read. This book was like the worst book that was boring. This doesn't have any talking between character and this is like all facts. There is nothing like people were running like this book should add a little more action like how people were in their planes and that the people were thinking this is the chance to bomb those Dam Americans(well i don't really want tha ...more
I found this book in our advisory shelf and as soon as i began reading it i was hooked. Based on the title,you already know what it's about.This book is somewhat a historical document of the events that took place leading to the U.S' involvment in WWII. Reading this book, you get every detail of the event of Pearl Harbor, as if you were really there, well based on the way it is written.I found this book to be fasinating, because it is my favorite genre and i really recommend this book to people ...more
Travis E
I gave the book a 5 star rating, because I love books on navy and the world wars that have happened. It just caught my attention and I was very interested on how this book put the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The parts I DID NOT like was when the author kept going on about how restless the "Japs" were when they had to keep post-poning the attack. Pearl Harbor kept me on the edge of my seat! I felt happy that the japenese took some heavy casulties, but come on! Suicide Bombers! Even the dumbest ameri ...more
This book was about the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7,1941. I think that the writing in this book was very descriptive. I think that the author explained so much that he made it boring to read. Even though I think it got boring I think the author did a good job getting information. This book helped me learn about what happened that day. I think that this was not a very good book but it can help you learn about Pearl Harbor. I think that all people who like war and want to learn about Pearl ...more
Levi K
I thought this book was awesome it really shows you what war was really like. I learned a lot its about the attach and what led up to this devastating war that killed so many men and that hurt so many men. It is a great book.It really shows you what war was like. Let me warn you though the book is very seriouse and it is really sad too. I loved this book and i think you will too. There is lots of history in this book. If you want to learn more about war this is the book for you.
I absolutely cannot stand nonfiction books. Although i read a few pages of this book, i wanted to finish it because it gets added as my 1 out of 25 books i have to read this year. Overall i am not a fan of non fiction books but it was pretty interesting to learn about what happened at Pearl harbor. I can also relate it because I saw the movie but reading it is much more difficult. It's so hard to comprehend dialogs of non-fiction scenes.
Jan 25, 2010 Ives added it
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This book was interesting, however I don't believe that it is the most interesting of all the other books about Pearl Harbor that I've read in the past. The details are quite interesting, describing the battle and everything, but personally, I felt more drawn into the..action(?)
More like HATED IT! But it's a nonfiction book, about war, so of course it's boring. But just before any one reads this, to let, you know, THERE IS LIKE NO DIALOUGE!!!(I only read this book because I was assigned to in class, like everyone in my class, who also thought it was boring.)
Dave Wetzler
It's always depressing to read about the mistakes the U.S. made leading up to Pearl Harbor. Many deaths could have been prevented .... But it was a good read and pointed fingers where they should be pointed rather than where the "official record" wanted to lay blame.
Alexander Schneck
This book was enjoyable to read. The action parts were intense. Parts in the beggining were confusing but it made up with a suspenseful interesting and descriptive ending.
I hated this book the only reason I was reading it was because of school. I found it confusing and terrible. There were too many characters for me to keep track of
This book is about the Japanese attack pearl harbor. Theador taylor examines both sides of the battle and taking a close look at the event.
Austin Unseld
This book gives lots of details. I like how the story was told from both sides of the event. Quite an interesting topic.
Austin Fairris
Extremely informative and detailed. Taught me almost everything I know about Pearl Harbor.
I learned that the book tells you a lot about Pearl Harbor.
Ashley Vinson
I did not like this book.....
Its a good book.
Apr 02, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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