"December 1941" by Craig Shirley is an absolutely fascinating book. I have always been interested in history, and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this particular book. The book is broken up into chapters, with each chapter retelling the story of one day of the month. What I found to be fascinating is the way that the book not only tells the stories of what is happening in the war, and overseas, but it tells so much of what the mindset of the American people at home was. Nearly every book I've ever picked up about World War II focuses mainly on the events overseas, with regard to battle. This is one of very few books that truly delves into the atmosphere and happenings of the people who were left here to hold down the fort while husbands, fathers, and sons went to war.
I loved this book, and how uniquely it is written. I found it fascinating how the atmosphere of Americans shifted so drastically from the start of December, 1941 through the end of that same month. I would highly recommend this book to anyone shopping for a gift for a history lover - it's truly a one of a kind read. Highly interesting.
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