New PDF release: A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

By Harry Mazer

ISBN-10: 0689841604

ISBN-13: 9780689841606

ISBN-10: 0756940885

ISBN-13: 9780756940881

They rowed difficult, clear of the battleships and the bombs. Water sprayed over them. The rowboat pitched a method after which the opposite. Then, earlier than his eyes, the Arizona lifted up out of the water. that giant battleship bounced up within the air like a rubber ball and cut up aside. hearth burst out of the send. A geyser of water shot into the air and got here crashing down. Adam used to be virtually thrown out of the rowboat. He clung to the seat because it swung round. He observed blue skies and the glittering urban. The boat swung again back, and he observed black clouds, and the Arizona, his father's send, sinking underneath the water.

-- from A Boy at War

"He stored having a look up, afraid the planes could come again. The sky was once obscured by means of black smoke....It used to be all unreal: the battleships part sunk, the bullet holes within the boat, Davi and Martin within the water."

December 7, 1941:

On a quiet Sunday morning, whereas Adam and his neighbors are fishing close to Honolulu, a shock assault by means of eastern bombers destroys the fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Even as Adam struggles to outlive the unexpected chaos throughout him, and as his neighbors suffer the brunt of the assault, a better problem hangs over his head: Adam's father, a army lieutenant, used to be stationed at the USS Arizona while the bombs fell. in the course of the next days Adam -- no longer but a guy, yet now not a boy -- is stuck up within the battle as he desperately attempts to make experience of what occurred to his acquaintances and to discover information of his father.

Harry Mazer, whose autobiographical novel, The final Mission, introduced the ecu part of global conflict II to vibrant existence, now turns to the Pacific theater and the way the influence of warfare can modify younger lives forever.

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