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December 1941 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World traces day by day the most important 31 days in the history of America's participation in WWII which snuffed out the lives of millions and changed history forever       From December 1 1941 until the morning of December 7 1941 America was at peace and with the exception of the stubborn and persistent high unemployment of the Great Depression was a relatively happy country  . This book was loaned to me forced like it in the manner of “orders” by a 93 year old soon to be 94 friend that fought in Guadalcanal with the US Army 164th Regiment of the Americal Division – the famed Lewis B “Chesty” Puller would call the 164th the “164th Marines” and Chesty himself slapped my good friend on the back and thanked him for “taking care of my Marines” – my friend was an Army Medic who ended up being co mingled with US Marines of Chesty’s Battalion during the Battle for Guadalcanal As such the book first off gets a ½ star for it coming from my friend and WW II Veteran The “reading voice” in this book to me was of Walter Winchell – I have only heard his voice twice on television and it’s annoying enough to me to warn any person of this point This is not a book for the novice WW II reader; it’s simply too long – it’s not a book for the avid reader – there are too many editing errors; many comments before me allude to this point On to the book – as my friend doesn’t know how to use a computer I will never have to worry about him reading this review – had this book been one I bought or loaned from the library I would have sought my money back or would have returned it after having read Chapter 8 “The Eighth of December” each chapter is based on a day in December of 1941 The only other near outstanding chapter was Chapter 23 “The Twenty Third of December” This makes two chapters worth reading in a book that has 31 and that also has a Preface and Epilogue There is a section at the end entitled “Notes” and another entitled “Bibliography” followed by “Acknowledgements” that conclude on page 645 The book though well intentioned was simply a mish mash of “stuff” that really didn’t need to be printed – from the newspapers supposedly across the country but the newspapers most often uoted are the NY Times Boston Globe and Washington Star and Washington Post The LA Times and SF Chronicle comes in to play “next” and I kept wondering “what is middle America thinking” – the Cleveland Plain Dealer Detroit Times and many other papers from the Midwest Pacific Northwest and the American South are referenced barely at all It could have in fact been brought down 125 pages and filled with the topic matter MINUS the “fluff” that was lying dormant throughout the many pages that one had to read to move forward There were also errors – the obvious errors that stand out are the many repeat of sentences that should have been removed from the book before it went to print – did anyone actually “READ” the manuscript before it went to print Ughhh After about the 5th repeat sentence occurrence by the time one reaches “The Twentieth of December” I simply learned to “skip” the repetitive sentences and move along to the next one; the obvious typos are a different matter entirely I lost count at 15 or so and won’t bother with listing them here Again I wish to reiterate that this book had the “potential” to be a really great book It felt as though Walter Winchell had wrote this book with his twitches and idiot voice – that’s what it felt like as I read this thing and truly the Winchell voice in my view is not the best “reading voice” to have as it is of an aggravating tone than pleasant oneHe references FDR’s health so freuently throughout the book on uotes by different persons that I am certain these were “not” in the headlines of the day Searching through the references as noted in each chapter was a formidable task at best – I attempted no less than 10 personally and was unable to come up with the source documentation Yes FDR’s health was bad as we know now in hindsight; repeating it in nearly every other chapter and sometimes seuentially in chapters 10 – 20 that it simply gets old re reading it Yes the Chinese Ambassador was at the White House on 6 December 1941 – Eleanor’s mistake of thinking it was the “Japanese Ambassador that smiled at me the day before Pearl Harbor” is an honest mistake and a time in America when most persons could not readily distinguish between the various Asian peoples Unfortunate of course drawing attention to this however was not necessary for this bookOn to some of the “fluff” in this book I could have cared less about the interior decorating of one Ms Gladys Miller that actress Tallulah Bankhead and John Barry were hospitalized and likely for cocaine use as opposed to the “flu” symptoms that was reported Why put in as well something about divorce notices Who cares that the NY Times advertised a public notice “my wife Phyllis Zenerino having left my bed and boardI will not be responsible for her debts” the author even placed in the address per the newspaper article The book is simply filled with too much of this garbageOn to the largely or grossly UNDERSTATED and that should otherwise have been EXPANDED upon for the sake of the history of the time within the context of the topic of this book in a general sense The US Senate did NOT have the lone vote of NAY in going to war with Japan Chapter 20 but The House DID Congresswoman Rankin from Montana who was not a supporter of the New Deal was that lone vote of “NO” Rankin is a confused sort – having voted against war in 1917 as a Congresswoman this one in 1941 forced the Capitol Police to have to protect her on the way out of The House in 1941 She becomes a spokesperson against the War in Vietnam in 1968 at the age of 88 but she is a lost soul in my view as her voting suggested – I have nothing against Pacifists; but her record is often at odds with what was best for the time when elected to office Admirably she worked hard for Child Labor Laws An expansion on RCAF Officer Pilot JG Magee Jr would have been nice – I know of no poem that has traveled further than his and is currently at the Library of Congress Sad sad sad that no name mention of Petty Officer Second Class Doris “Dorie” Miller – an African American Navy Messman who fired a 50 caliber machine gun at the Japanese Aircraft and who arguably should likely have received the CMoH instead gets the Navy Cross still not a medal to shake off or gain easily He includes a photo of him in the center of the book receiving his medal from Adm Nimitz However this author chose NOT to mention the name of this sailor and nor did he mention that this person was African American – I was disappointed in this sense though I myself am not African American it was a contribution that should have been better recognized in this book He mentions Rita Hayworth and there is in fact a photo of her on a WW II poster in the center of the book For all the flash forwardbackward events that occurred in this book a few sentences would have been worthwhile if not deserving on its standalone merit Regardless of propaganda provided – General Heinz Guderian did Where the Red Fern Grows participation in WWII which snuffed out the lives of millions and changed history forever       From December 1 1941 until the morning of December 7 1941 America was at Timeless Moon peace and with the exception of the stubborn and On Photography persistent high unemployment of the Great Depression was a relatively happy country  . This book was loaned to me forced like it in the manner of “orders” by a 93 year old soon to be 94 friend that fought in Guadalcanal with the US Army 164th Regiment of the Americal Division – the famed Lewis B “Chesty” Puller would call the 164th the “164th Marines” and Chesty himself slapped my good friend on the back and thanked him for “taking care of my Marines” – my friend was an Army Medic who ended up being co mingled with US Marines of Chesty’s Battalion during the Battle for Guadalcanal As such the book first off gets a ½ star for it coming from my friend and WW II Veteran The “reading voice” in this book to me was of Walter Winchell – I have only heard his voice twice on television and it’s annoying enough to me to warn any Time Management: Effortless Time Management: Your Effortless Guide To Get Things Done In A Less Time, Boost Productivity and Enjoy Your Personal Life More ... - Productivity hacks - Stop Procastination) person of this Journey into Darkness point This is not a book for the novice WW II reader; it’s simply too long – it’s not a book for the avid reader – there are too many editing errors; many comments before me allude to this Entertaining Mr Stone point On to the book – as my friend doesn’t know how to use a computer I will never have to worry about him reading this review – had this book been one I bought or loaned from the library I would have sought my money back or would have returned it after having read Chapter 8 “The Eighth of December” each chapter is based on a day in December of 1941 The only other near outstanding chapter was Chapter 23 “The Twenty Third of December” This makes two chapters worth reading in a book that has 31 and that also has a Preface and Epilogue There is a section at the end entitled “Notes” and another entitled “Bibliography” followed by “Acknowledgements” that conclude on Britain's War Machine page 645 The book though well intentioned was simply a mish mash of “stuff” that really didn’t need to be The Balance of George Lucas's Star Wars printed – from the newspapers supposedly across the country but the newspapers most often uoted are the NY Times Boston Globe and Washington Star and Washington Post The LA Times and SF Chronicle comes in to Lovecraft Country play “next” and I kept wondering “what is middle America thinking” – the Cleveland Plain Dealer Detroit Times and many other Memorii, vol. I-II papers from the Midwest Pacific Northwest and the American South are referenced barely at all It could have in fact been brought down 125 Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon pages and filled with the topic matter MINUS the “fluff” that was lying dormant throughout the many Probably Nothing pages that one had to read to move forward There were also errors – the obvious errors that stand out are the many repeat of sentences that should have been removed from the book before it went to Essex Boys, The New Generation print – did anyone actually “READ” the manuscript before it went to Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay print Ughhh After about the 5th repeat sentence occurrence by the time one reaches “The Twentieth of December” I simply learned to “skip” the repetitive sentences and move along to the next one; the obvious typos are a different matter entirely I lost count at 15 or so and won’t bother with listing them here Again I wish to reiterate that this book had the “potential” to be a really great book It felt as though Walter Winchell had wrote this book with his twitches and idiot voice – that’s what it felt like as I read this thing and truly the Winchell voice in my view is not the best “reading voice” to have as it is of an aggravating tone than Fault Line pleasant oneHe references FDR’s health so freuently throughout the book on uotes by different Michelangelo: His Epic Life persons that I am certain these were “not” in the headlines of the day Searching through the references as noted in each chapter was a formidable task at best – I attempted no less than 10 Spinning Jenny personally and was unable to come up with the source documentation Yes FDR’s health was bad as we know now in hindsight; repeating it in nearly every other chapter and sometimes seuentially in chapters 10 – 20 that it simply gets old re reading it Yes the Chinese Ambassador was at the White House on 6 December 1941 – Eleanor’s mistake of thinking it was the “Japanese Ambassador that smiled at me the day before Pearl Harbor” is an honest mistake and a time in America when most Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge persons could not readily distinguish between the various Asian A Girl in Exile peoples Unfortunate of course drawing attention to this however was not necessary for this bookOn to some of the “fluff” in this book I could have cared less about the interior decorating of one Ms Gladys Miller that actress Tallulah Bankhead and John Barry were hospitalized and likely for cocaine use as opposed to the “flu” symptoms that was reported Why Boy Soldiers of the Great War: Their Own Stories for the First Time put in as well something about divorce notices Who cares that the NY Times advertised a Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood public notice “my wife Phyllis Zenerino having left my bed and boardI will not be responsible for her debts” the author even Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders placed in the address Imagine That! per the newspaper article The book is simply filled with too much of this garbageOn to the largely or grossly UNDERSTATED and that should otherwise have been EXPANDED upon for the sake of the history of the time within the context of the topic of this book in a general sense The US Senate did NOT have the lone vote of NAY in going to war with Japan Chapter 20 but The House DID Congresswoman Rankin from Montana who was not a supporter of the New Deal was that lone vote of “NO” Rankin is a confused sort – having voted against war in 1917 as a Congresswoman this one in 1941 forced the Capitol Police to have to Penny & Aggie Volume 2 protect her on the way out of The House in 1941 She becomes a spokesperson against the War in Vietnam in 1968 at the age of 88 but she is a lost soul in my view as her voting suggested – I have nothing against Pacifists; but her record is often at odds with what was best for the time when elected to office Admirably she worked hard for Child Labor Laws An expansion on RCAF Officer Pilot JG Magee Jr would have been nice – I know of no Elena's Conquest poem that has traveled further than his and is currently at the Library of Congress Sad sad sad that no name mention of Petty Officer Second Class Doris “Dorie” Miller – an African American Navy Messman who fired a 50 caliber machine gun at the Japanese Aircraft and who arguably should likely have received the CMoH instead gets the Navy Cross still not a medal to shake off or gain easily He includes a Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age photo of him in the center of the book receiving his medal from Adm Nimitz However this author chose NOT to mention the name of this sailor and nor did he mention that this Polo person was African American – I was disappointed in this sense though I myself am not African American it was a contribution that should have been better recognized in this book He mentions Rita Hayworth and there is in fact a Les Innocents photo of her on a WW II King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies poster in the center of the book For all the flash forwardbackward events that occurred in this book a few sentences would have been worthwhile if not deserving on its standalone merit Regardless of I Was A Stranger propaganda Rescuing Gus provided – General Heinz Guderian did

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     By the afternoon of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor America was a radically changed country forever Its isolationist impulses evaporated and both major political parties became or less internationalist       The month also introduced food and gas rationing Victory Gardens scrap drives a military draft and the conversion of Detroit into an arsenal of democracy From the moment of America's entry into World War II people of. As with other reviewers I find this book to have many interesting historical tidbits but am having a hard slog getting past the many grammatical errors typos and jaw dropping mistakesA few examplesOn page 394 Washington was encouraging all Americans to display the stars and bars Really The Confederate flagOn page 381 Because skilled labor was needed some of the new vocation and academic teaching programs for the blind came as a direct result of the war effort because skilled labor was neededOn page 263 In Alabama the 'Add a Plate Club' was started to encourage families to invited enlisted men to dinnerThe non seuiturs also abound On page 288 second paragraph there's a line about Bogie and Bacall and time going by Wrong movie On page 376 there's another sentence about Valley Forge and Private Henry Cone with no context whatsoever There are many examples of sloppy writing or editing and I'm only up to the 21st of December Finishing this book will be an act of will It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity political Teeth in the Mist parties became or less internationalist       The month also introduced food and gas rationing Victory Gardens scrap drives a military draft and the conversion of Detroit into an arsenal of democracy From the moment of America's entry into World War II The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide people of. As with other reviewers I find this book to have many interesting historical tidbits but am having a hard slog getting The State of Water past the many grammatical errors typos and jaw dropping mistakesA few examplesOn Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems page 394 Washington was encouraging all Americans to display the stars and bars Really The Confederate flagOn Garfield Swallows His Pride page 381 Because skilled labor was needed some of the new vocation and academic teaching Titanshade programs for the blind came as a direct result of the war effort because skilled labor was neededOn AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 page 263 In Alabama the 'Add a Plate Club' was started to encourage families to invited enlisted men to dinnerThe non seuiturs also abound On Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917 page 288 second Surf Craft paragraph there's a line about Bogie and Bacall and time going by Wrong movie On Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts page 376 there's another sentence about Valley Forge and Private Henry Cone with no context whatsoever There are many examples of sloppy writing or editing and I'm only up to the 21st of December Finishing this book will be an act of will

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All kinds but mostly women looking for work flooded into the city Instant apartment buildings sprang up as did eating and drinking salons all to the advantage of the massive increase in spending generated by the federal government        December 1941 is a fascinating and meticulously researched look at the American home front her people faith economy government and culture during a month that radically changed the American way of life. Stay awayMr Shirley writes a bit like a sports columnist multiple unrelating thoughts jumbled together with only the flimsiest formDecember 1941 is a day by day of the fateful first month of the United State's entry to WWIIShirley injects the prices of common grocery and other necessary items families use While it's interesting to know how much a jar of mayonnaise was in the 2nd week of December 1941 I didn't think it added too much to the bookTurns out the filler was there to keep the book from becoming a pamphlet since Mr Shirley and his son merely gleaned snippets out of newspapers to create this book In those rare sections of the book that appeared to be original the sentence construction was confusing and gave me the most entertainment as I tried to figure out what they were trying to sayMr Shirley is a pal of Right Wing Hate Radio personalities He thanks them in the Acknowledgments and I do give him credit for not parroting the overarching attitude of hatred towards Japanese Americans in the UNited States during WWII He almost completely succeeds in avoiding using the word Democratic as in Democratic Party by using the structure Joe Blow Democrat from OhioAll in all a completely wasted 2500 for this book