Walter Lord Day Of Infamy Summary

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Day of Infamy was written by Walter Lord, an American author. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland son of John Walterhouse Lord. Walter Lord's father died when he was three years old, so he was left with his mother and his sister and then later on his mother died in 1929. He went to Gilman School, which is a private institution in Baltimore. He enjoyed writing for the school newspaper and also participating in track, debate, and theater. Then was accepted into Princeton University during the fall of 1935, four years later he graduated with an honors degree in history. He has written over 12 books, but his most famous book was A Night to Remember that was based on the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The Day of the Infamy took place when in an…show more content…
He first begins with the “Japanese” enemies and then ends the book with famous nation wide radio speech of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Walter makes the book different from other books written about this specific day he uses human drama of this attack: spies behind it: Japanese pilots: specific crews struck in warships: generals: sailors: the housewives: men in bases and airfields: children that had a comeback that was filled with hatred and courage. During the first chapters the author just goes over the time and introduces many characters' names, he describes every detail about what was going on in Japan and Hawaii, also the days and hours on high sea before the attack. Most characters are quickly introduced they are so many that when you finish the book you won’t be able to remember any of them. The author gives very little background as to why Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, for a person to be able to understand everything going on in this book they must have at least a good vision of the historical event before being introduced to all the people who were there that day. In the book, he tries not to finger point or show the amount of controversies happening during the time, he reconstructs as best as he can do show what happened on this
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