Review: My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941 by: Bess Taubman

by - Sunday, December 07, 2014

Title: My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941
Author: Bess Taubman
Publisher: MapMania Publishing Co.
Pages: 98
Format: Hardcover
Source: FSB Media


A Nostalgic Collection of Memories unravels the momentous event of one of America's greatest tragedies, the attack on Pearl Harbor from its early Japanese inception, through the attack and its devastating aftermath.

With the "look and feel" of a WWII period scrapbook, each two-page spread illuminates a specific aspect of the Pearl Harbor story with the use of hundreds of original photographs, maps, telegrams, newspaper articles, hand-typed notes and letters.

The use of captivating design elements engage the reader in what life was like at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii before, during and after December 7, 1941. Told in "bite-sized" pieces this history book is easy and fun to read for all audiences. Treasured collections from the 1940's of ephemera, pins, buttons, watches and medals illustrate each page and stirs the imagination. My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook, 1941: A Nostalgic Collection of Memories is an "adventure in learning" about the many essential details of the Pearl Harbor account.

My Thoughts:

This book was sent to me via FSB Media for a honest and fair review.  What an incredibly done book.  It tells all sorts of information you might not know about Pearl Harbor.  It shows newspaper clippings and a speech President Roosevelt gave to congress regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor and also shows what the Japanese where trying to accomplish prior to their attack.

It has pictures of envelopes, telegrams, and various photos of people in Hawaii and the President along with the admiral in Japan. It also shows a timeline in regards to Pearl Harbor.  They also include posters of Uncle Sam wanting people to sign up to fight this war.  I was impressed with how many posters they had made all together to the sum of over 200,000.

This book is a must have for anyone who wants to remember the fateful time in our history to be able to pass that history down through kids, and grand-kids.  I know in my house we plan to teach this book to our children so they can learn what it was like.  How different things were, like telegrams, postcards etc.  Now a days I don't think kids realize how different it was and I'm hoping to show them how different it is compared to the technology era they live in.

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