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A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the warnings, clues and missteps by a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter.

A turquoise and diamond necklace, by Bulgari, 1960s. Of fringe design, the front of the necklace composed of twelve pendants, each set with oval turquoise cabochons, accentuated by brilliant-cut diamond partial surrounds, suspended from a similarly-set undulating neckchain, signed Bulgari, inner circumference 35.0cm. Bonhams.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey. A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues and missteps—by a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter. In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are being taken, but never check to see if they are. A key intelligence...

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Steve Twomey takes a fascinating look at the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues, and missteps. Twomey unravels the crucial characters and moments and produces a dramatic account of America at this moment in its history. This event was live streamed and remains online on YouTube.

Madeleine Albright's story of growing up in Czechoslovakia and experiences in WWII. Covers her discovering all the info about her heritage that had been hidden from her until she learned about them as an adult.

What do you get for the girl who has everything? Is this Titanic coal pendant fascinating, or perverse? via @DrCalef