West Point to Pearl Harbor: A Little Boy Remembers the Japanese Attack and Other Survivor Stories from America's Greatest Military Disaster

West Point to Pearl Harbor: A Little Boy Remembers the Japanese Attack and Other Survivor Stories from America's Greatest Military Disaster
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by Dick Spangler

This is an extraordinary story of the Spangler family and the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack, who experienced first-hand that fateful day of December 7, 1941. West Point to Pearl Harbor is inspired by two factors of great importance to the author: the fear that Pearl Harborís hard-learned lessons of 1941 will vanish, and his Fatherís death in 1998. Dick Spangler reveals the private journals of his Fatherís life as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy in the late 1920ís and 30ís. Dick Spangler shares the intimacy of love letters written between his parents, incredible eyewitness accounts of surviving soldiers and sailors, and his own childhood memory of this most unforgettable moment in history. The stories are so vividly told by survivors that the reader can experience the true feelings of these courageous heroes who were forced to participate in the horrifying event. There is no truer way to learn history. This book commemorates in an enduring manner those who were there at the start of World War II on American soil. Readers unfamiliar with the motto: REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR will no longer forget.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before becoming a fulltime writer, Dick Spangler was a well-known radio/TV anchorman in California. On radio, his Spanglerís World interview program has been syndicated across the nation for twenty-five years. He has won five prestigious ďGolden MikesĒ in the broadcast industry. Spangler is also an award-winning writer, whose published works include: Kung Fu: History, Philosophy & Technique, Five Fingers of Success, and Writerís Talk. Son of a U.S. Army colonel, Dick was born at West Point Military Academy in New York. He currently resides in California with his wife, Joan, and is the father of two sons, Paul and Shane.

(2006, hardcover, 412 pages)

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Reader Review
The private journals of the authorís fatherís life, including letters written between his parents, compliment these eyewitness accounts of surviving soldiers and sailors, making for a vivid presentation liberally peppered with black and white photos throughout.

- - The Midwest Book Review, April 2007
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