Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, and the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night (available from Plume).
Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody’s mind.
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