Digital Humanities Showcase: Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy mapped
Walter Lord’s meticulously documented book “Day of Infamy” recounts the trivia of every day life at Pearl Harbor on that last morning of peace, December 7, 1941, when the Japanese planes attacked the Pacific fleet, sinking a good part of it.
This map presents the location of some of the the soldiers and sailors of the US Army and Navy and of the things they were doing at 7:55 am, on December 7, 1941, as they are presented in Day of Infamy. Clicking the markers will show the specific passage in the book that mentions the scene. Where available, we linked to the specific page in the Google Books version of Day of Infamy. If you want to buy Day of Infamy by Walter Lord, start at Amazon.com.
Snapshot of the map above in Google Earth. Click on the picture to view the image in Google Earth. CLICK EARTH button in the upper, right corner of map. Software might need to be installed on your computer to view the map. Installation process will start automatically.
This is a demo map, presenting some of tools I create for my classes and for my research.