The day before infamy: December 6, 1941.

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day before infamy

Tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged the United States into World War II. I have written many articles on this blog that somehow involve Pearl Harbor (here’s a list of them) and so I hesitated to do another one, especially another anniversary retrospective. I decided to do this one, however, because I thought it was worth exploring an aspect of the event that you don’t often hear discussed very much: the day before the great attack. Saturday, December 6, 1941 was in many ways the very last day of American history and society before it changed suddenly, dramatically and permanently. In fiction, “Eve of disaster” type stories have always appealed to me, and in fact years ago I had a vague idea to write a novel, set entirely on December 6 in Hawaii, titled Day Before Infamy. (When I…

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