Wednesday marks 70 years since the Japanese attacks on the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.  Within 48 hours, our nation was at war.  How did that event completely change the mindset of most Americans toward the ongoing war and our role in it?  What were the biggest changes ordered by government to begin ramping up for war?  Were Americans accepting of mandated rationing and other sacrifices or was there frustration?  What are the similarities and differences between Pearl Harbor and the 9-11 attacks?  And what does it tell us about America that despite being decimated by the attacks, we were able to turn the tide in the Pacific less than a year later?  We discuss it all with Craig Shirley, author of “December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World”.

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