James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity.
My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941 by authors Bess Taubman & Ernest Arroyo and illustrated by Edward L. Cox Jr. is a non-fiction book which has the look and feel of a post WWII scrapbook and tells the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath.
On the eve of December 6th, Lieutenants Kenneth M. Taylor and George S. Welch, dressed in tuxedos, attended a formal dance at the Officer’s Club at Hickam Field. They left around 11 p.m. and drove back to the Bachelor’s Officer Quarters at Wheeler Field. The usual Saturday night poker game at the BOQ was in full swing so they sat in to play. Welch turned in early. Close to 4 a.m. a weary Taylor left the game to hit the sack thinking Sunday would just be another easy day.
A few years ago I read a wonderful book called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand I highly recommend the book to everyone.
Check out this trailer below, looks fantastic, hopefully it would do a bit of justice to the story and the man.
is the amazing non-fiction story of Louis Zamperini (Website| Wikipedia) an American athlete, World War II Air Corp bombardier who survived a crash and interment in a Japanese POW camp