Heat up some cocoa and grab a candy cane ’cause this week we’re reading about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1941. Specifically, we’re reading Chaptes 4-6 in Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas. Since the chapters are titled instead of numbered, it’s chapters labelled December 23, 1941; December 24, 1941, Christmas Eve; December 25, 1941, Christmas Day.
No worries if you’re not doing the full read-along, ’cause we have the historical summary, a few quotes, and some holiday inspiration here in this blog post. Continue reading
Did your books arrive yet? We’re reading Chapters 1-3 which are called Prelude, En Route, and December 22, 1941 in our new read-along book by Stanley Weintraub, Pearl Harbor Christmas.
Later this week (December 7) will mark the 77th anniversary since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the “day which will live in infamy,” the day that officially brought the United States into World War II and prompted a declaration of war from Congress. This history book that we’re reading helps us gain a better glimpse of the international situation and the private diplomacy and meetings that occurred between two Allied leaders over during Christmas 1941.
Here are the summaries, quotes, and notes for these first few chapters… Continue reading