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  • Two of them had enlisted right after Pearl Harbor, and one had gone to work at the Sparrows Point Shipyard, and a couple more had been drafted.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • President Roosevelt said in a statement today that the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from the air.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Just before Pearl Harbor—Mr. Field went on in his quiet instructive tone—the Federal government opened bidding among fabricators of molded plastic for the manufacture of this dinky object, a bare two inches long, irregular in outline and containing at one end a squiggly bulge which had to fit into a similarly shaped aperture with absolute precision.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Hundreds of bomber planes were swarming over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

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  • Japan has attacked Pearl Harbor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I thought they interned all Quackenbushes the day after Pearl Harbor.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Then, in December 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and it was like Turner Station had won the lottery: the demand for steel skyrocketed, as did the need for workers.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Though I believe Pearl Harbor itself would have passed by them tonight, intent as they were on devouring the manioc.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The true objective was the total destruction of al Qaeda and the leader who had engineered the infamous attack on the Twin Towers - "the Pearl Harbor of the twenty-first century," as the president described it.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He slapped them good, taking a patriot’s revenge for buddies lost at Pearl Harbor.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned

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  • Some Americans, the same kind I thought would have deserted at Valley Forge or surrendered after Pearl Harbor, said we might just as well give up on space.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • 1941 December 7: Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • The whole continent is in shock about the Pearl Harbor bombing.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Derwent hired a keen businessman and raging sex maniac named Henry Finkel to run Top Mark, and in the two years before Pearl Harbor the studio ground out sixty movies, fifty-five of which glided right into the face of the Hayes Office and spit on its large blue nose.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • By Pearl Harbor Day there were eight hundred and forty-three people of Japanese descent living there, including twelve seniors at Amity Harbor High School who did not graduate that spring.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Right after Pearl Harbor.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Even I who read Time magazine from cover to cover every week was unprepared for Pearl Harbor.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • How old were you at Pearl Harbor?
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Born inside the fences of a Japanese internment camp in Manzanar, California, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Sato was a toughened survivor who had never forgotten the horrors of war, or the perils of insufficient military intelligence.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I drove south out of Phoenix until I was on the Pearl Harbor Highway, as Interstate 10 is called as it nears Ira’s reservation.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • After Pearl Harbor its subject matter seemed as inappropriate to the times as the shriek of bagpipes.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • He attempted to report this to Pearl Harbor in a signal but got no reply; he carried on, the radioactivity increasing as he neared the Philippines.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • There were still, out there, handfuls of committed Pearl Harbor theorists.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • It was like the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor again.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • I was flabbergasted when the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor brought us into the war at the end of 1941.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • About as well as Pearl Harbor.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • It was like being born in Germany after World War II, being from Japan after Pearl Harbor, or America after Hiroshima.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Kennedy once noted that "the only two dates that most people remember where they were was Pearl Harbor and the death of President Roosevelt."
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He thinks of Pearl Harbor, just under ten years ago, he was in New York that day as well, and the news seemed to shimmer in the air, everything in photoflash, plain objects hot and charged.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Reminds me of Pearl Harbor Day.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "Manuel," said Prof, "as Adam pointed out, our strategy must be to antagonize them into striking the first blow, the classic ’Pearl Harbor’ maneuver of game theory, a great advantage in Weltpolitick.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The Japanese in a predawn surprise attack have destroyed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • In less than two hours over Pearl Harbor, Japan badly wounded the American navy and killed more than 1,400 people.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There was a huge U.S. military base there called Pearl Harbor.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
  • Part I — "What Is Pearl Harbor?"
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Ira enlisted in the Marines nine months after Pearl Harbor, when he was nineteen.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • One thing he’d definitely miss was the sound of the bells that rang out every hour from the battleships anchored in Pearl Harbor.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
  • It served as a premilitary training experience for some three million boys, many of whom would flood into the armed services after Pearl Harbor.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They were buried in the cemetery in Honolulu, joining the men killed at Pearl Harbor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • President Roosevelt said in a statement today that the Japanese have attacked the Pearl Harbor…Hawaii from the air!
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I’ll repeat that…President Roosevelt says that the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii from the air.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Before Pearl Harbor America had looked across the Atlantic for an enemy.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • —THOMAS PAINE ON THE DAY JAPANESE BOMBS surprised the sailors at Pearl Harbor there was a six-year spread among the flagraisers-to-be.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He became Sergeant Strank two months after Pearl Harbor.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It hadn’t been the indignation after Pearl Harbor.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Mama yelled at him, "What is Pearl Harbor?"
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Pearl Harbor just snipped it off, stopped it from becoming whatever else lay ahead.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • What do you think of the attack on Pearl Harbor?
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • What is Pearl Harbor?
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
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