80 Years of Memories of Life in Hawaii and Beyond

Biographical Stories About Life from 1929 to 2013

by William Harrison Wright Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781490771755
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781490771762
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781490771779
Format : Audio
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ISBN : 9781490788142

About the Book

There are several underlying factors that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Japan invaded Manchuria (1931) the League of Nations (1933) condemned the Japanese for their aggressive action that prompted their delegation to walk out of the organization. Ignoring all previous agreements, the Japanese Government (1936) embarked on a massive expansion of their naval force. In December 1937, while escorting American oil tankers along the Yangtze River, Japanese aircraft sank the USS Panay. Although there was no retaliation the United States State Department made a strong protest. In 1938 Japan closed its “Open Door” policy prompting the United States to renounce its trade treaty with Japan and placed an embargo on metal exports to Japan. In May 1940, with tensions rising throughout the Pacific, Pearl Harbor became the main Pacific base for the United States fleet. In July 1941 the United States placed an embargo on all strategic exports to Japan and froze Japan’s assets in the United States. While WW2 stories are a big part of this book, there are many other events, places and people that are brought to life in this autobiography.

About the Author

William Harrison Wright, Jr (Bill) was born and raised in a small plantation town of Kekaha on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i in 1929. He entered the well-known Hawaiian school on Oahu, Kamehameha, as a boarding student in August 1940, and studied there all during World War II.  Much of this book details his personal experiences during the war from December 7th 1941 through the war’s end.  He graduated in 1946, embarking on on many travels and experiences, that are brought to life in this autobiography along with stories of his family and friends.