Pearl Harbor remembered

In remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor 66 years ago today, here are some books related to the “day of infamy” and World War II.

Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: An International History Reader: Michael H. HuntCrises in U.S. Foreign Policy: An International History Reader by Michael H. Hunt

Repeatedly in the twentieth century, the United States has been involved in confrontations with other countries, each with the potential for widespread international and domestic upheaval, even disaster. In this book Michael Hunt focuses on seven such crises, presenting for each an illuminating introduction and a rich collection of original documents. His epilogue considers the nature of international crises and the U.S. record in dealing with them.

FDR and the Creation of the U.N.: Townsend Hoopes and Douglas BrinkleyFDR and the Creation of the U.N. by Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley

In recent years the United Nations has become more active in—and more generally respected for—its peacekeeping efforts than at any other period in its fifty-year history. During the same period, the United States has been engaged in a debate about the place of the U.N. in the conduct of its foreign policy. This book, the first account of the American role in creating the United Nations, tells an engrossing story and also provides a useful historical perspective on the controversy.

1945: The War That Never Ended: Gregor Dallas1945: The War That Never Ended by Gregor Dallas

1945 is a monumental, multi-dimensional history of the end of World War II. Dallas narrates in meticulous detail the conflicts, contradictions, motives, and counter-motives that marked the end of the greatest military conflict in modern history and established lasting patterns of deceit, uncertainty, and distrust out of which the Cold War was born.

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