USS Arizona: Warship, Tomb, Monument Mackinnon Simpson

ISBN: 9781573062800

Published: November 1st 2008

Hardcover

116 pages


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USS Arizona: Warship, Tomb, Monument  by  Mackinnon Simpson

USS Arizona: Warship, Tomb, Monument by Mackinnon Simpson
November 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 116 pages | ISBN: 9781573062800 | 8.45 Mb

The story of the USS Arizona encompasses far more than the milli-second BOOM! that split her hull and snuffed out the lives of 1177 men aboard her. The huge battleship led a fascinating life before her demise, and--as a poignant symbol of the attackMoreThe story of the USS Arizona encompasses far more than the milli-second BOOM! that split her hull and snuffed out the lives of 1177 men aboard her. The huge battleship led a fascinating life before her demise, and--as a poignant symbol of the attack that thrust the United States into World War II--has impacted millions of lives since.

She lays where she sank, in the silt of Pearl Harbor, spanned now by a graceful white memorial that pays tribute to her dead. MacKinnon Simpsons newest book, USS Arizona - Warship [[ Tomb [[ Monument, pays tribute to the ship, her crews, and her symbolism through the years.Packed with many rarely-before seen images, the book includes such unlikely characters as Elvis Presley, whose benefit concert helped trigger the fund-raising for the Memorial, and Henry Williams, a three-year-old boy who placed the first bolt in her keel in 1915 and read a newspaper by the light of her raging fires as a lieutenant at Pearl Harbor in 1941.USS Arizona - Warship [[ Tomb [[ Monument tells a story that needed to be told, of why the Arizona is still so important to people from around the world who trek to visit her each year.



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