Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Pearl Harbour Scrapbook

My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook is a wonderful collection of images, detailed information and a fabulous commemoration of such an important historical event in both the U.S and the World.

A Nostalgic Collection of Memories unravels the momentous event of one of America s greatest tragedies, the attack on Pearl Harbor from its early Japanese inception, through the attack and its devastating aftermath.

With the "look and feel" of a WWII period scrapbook, each two-page spread illuminates a specific aspect of the Pearl Harbor story with the use of hundreds of original photographs, maps, telegrams, newspaper articles, hand-typed notes and letters.

The use of captivating design elements engage the reader in what life was like at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii before, during and after December 7, 1941. Told in "bite-sized" pieces this history book is easy and fun to read for all audiences. Treasured collections from the 1940's of ephemera, pins, buttons, watches and medals illustrate each page and stirs the imagination. My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook, 1941: A Nostalgic Collection of Memories is an "adventure in learning" about the many essential details of the Pearl Harbor account.

Author Bio
Bess Taubman, author of My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941, combines her unique talents as writer, designer and publisher creating dynamic, educational products about historical subjects. She has been writing about the Pearl Harbor story for over twenty years. Presenting the reader a unique way to learn about complex subjects, Ms. Taubman is helping to reshape the way historical information is introduced with colorful vivid story lines. This is her first book. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and daughter.

Ernest Arroyo is a former president of the Pearl Harbor History Associates. He is the author of Pearl Harbor, a photographic history of "a date which will live in infamy" as well as contributor to more than a dozen books on naval and maritime history, including East Wind Rain, an acclaimed account of the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives and writes in Stratford, Connecticut.

The pages truly appear as though you are flicking through someone's scrapbook album, it includes spreads from front page newspapers, details of Roosevelt's Infamy Speech, pages dedicated to both U.S and Japanese Leaders of War.

It also includes a detailed Timeline, many amazing images, including details of battleships and fighter planes. This is one war time book that will keep your children coming back. Each time they flick through the pages there is something new to find and read about. This is a wonderful addition to our bookshelves.

My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook 1941
A Nostalgic Collection of Memories
By Bess Taubman & Ernest Arroyo
Published by MapMania Publishing Co
Hardcover: 98 pages
January 14, 2014; $24.95 US/ $32.50 CAN; 9781883443078

For more information please visit, and follow the author on Facebook

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book to review. I have enjoyed sharing it with my children and I know it will help to round out our learning on WWII as we delve deeper into the topic in 2015.


Ticia said...

That looks like such a neat resource. I want one for myself!

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