Our new History Book Group will meet on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm to discuss Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian W. Toll. Copies will be available a month prior to the meeting date. This book group will meet the 3rd Wed. of every month, excluding July and August. Suggestions of future titles for discussion are welcome.
About the book: “On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative.”