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Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from Battleship Oklahoma

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Recounts the author's experiences, and those of his fellow crew members, when they were trapped aboard the capsized battleship for twenty-five hours.
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published January 31st 1992 by North River Press (first published 1991)
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Jonathan
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found this account of the author's twenty seven hours trapped in the capsized hulk of the Oklahoma quite hard to put down, even though I knew the author made it out.
It's generally limited to the author's direct experiences and those of a few other crew mates with him in the struggle to survive in gun turret four. So it does not provide much broader context about the events of December 7 and 8 1941, although although author Young rather skillfully blends in some vignettes of prewar naval life. But as
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Billy
First hand account of the harrowing end of USS Oklahoma that capsized during the Pearl Harbor attack. Unfortunately the writing style is so wooden that it makes what should be a fast-paced tale into a dull read. The appendix at the back has nice diagrams and deck plans of the old warhorse.
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Sep 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: world-war-ii
Every time we go to Hawaii, we go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The Visitor Center there has an excellent bookstore and this is one of my finds there.
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