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Book Review of Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona

Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona
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Pearl Harbor has held a special place in my heart and I have read many books about it. Many of those have focused on the military officers or the events. I have often thought that there was a real need for a book that focused on the actual soldiers that were in the midst of it all, as difficult as that might be for a reader. This engaging book really fills that need. The story is heartbreaking as family after family loses more than one son. He has taken the letters exchanged between soldiers and their families and written it into the story providing an authentic sentiment of the time. There are wonderful photos of the soldiers and their ships, as well as extremely helpful maps pinpointing the locations of the ships in the harbor. I highly recommend this book.


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