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Attack on Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor
Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions

by Alan D. Zimm

  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release : 2013-10-19
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1612001971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ÒNothing previously published has offered such a close examination of Japanese strategy . . . an in-depth study of the Japanese planning, preparation and execution of the attack with particular focus on factors not thoroughly considered by other historians, if at all . . . detailed analyses that lead to a much better understanding of what the Japanese did, why they did it, and especially how the attack was very nearly an abject failure instead of a stunning success."ÑNaval Institute Proceedings "For seven decades, conventional wisdom has extolled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as brilliant in its planning and execution . . . this masterful analysis topples that pillar of Pacific War history . . . with its amazing depth of meticulous research and analysis, this forceful book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Pearl Harbor."ÑWorld War II "The first militarily professional description of the Pearl Harbor attack, and for those who are serious about military history and operations, it is a joy to read. . . . a superb military analysis of the attack . . . not only renders all other histories of Pearl Harbor obsolete, it has set the bar high for other histories of the Pacific War."ÑWar In History

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
A Book

by Stephen Krensky,Larry Day

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2001-05-01
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 0689842147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers young readers a guide to the events that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the episodes that followed as a result of it.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Warning and Decision

by Roberta Wohlstetter

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9780804705981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This account of the Pearl Harbor attack denies that the lack of preparation resulted from military negligence or a political plot

What Was Pearl Harbor?

What Was Pearl Harbor?
A Book

by Patricia Brennan Demuth

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0448464624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares coverage of the events surrounding the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, offering insight into the devastation that sank four battleships and killed more than two thousand servicemen before propelling the United States into World War II.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
From Infamy to Greatness

by Craig Nelson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-08
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1451660502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history. Beginning in 1914, bestselling author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, attended the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Writing with vivid intimacy, Nelson traces Japan’s leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, which culminates in their scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. Within seconds, the country would never be the same. Backed by a research team’s five years of work, as well as Nelson’s thorough re-examination of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this page-turning and definitive work “weaves archival research, interviews, and personal experiences from both sides into a blow-by-blow narrative of destruction liberally sprinkled with individual heroism, bizarre escapes, and equally bizarre tragedies” (Kirkus Reviews). Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail, and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy’s unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
A Book

by Lauren Tarshis

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 0545206987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Visiting his favorite Hawaiian beach when Japanese forces suddenly attack Pearl Harbor, 11-year-old Danny Crane struggles through the smoke, destruction and chaos to make his way back home. By the author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. Simultaneous.

Target

Target
Pearl Harbor

by Michael Slackman

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1991-07-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780824813789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Target: Pearl Harbor takes a fresh look at the air raid that plunged America into World War II by scrutinizing the decisions and attitudes that prompted the attack and left the United States unprepared to mount a successful defense. The core of the book concerns the events of December 7, 1941, as seen through the eyes of participants, both American and Japanese, military and civilian. The author's use of contemporary documents and interviews with survivors has enabled him to present a vivid and evocative picture of that day.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Japan's Attack and America's Entry into World War II

by Takuma Melber

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2020-10-19
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781509537204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hawaii, 7th December 1941, shortly before 8 in the morning: Japanese torpedo bombers launch a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The devastating attack claims the lives of over 2,400 American soldiers, sinks or damages 18 ships and destroys nearly 350 aircraft. The US Congress declares war on Japan the following day. In this vivid and lively book, Takuma Melber breathes new life into the dramatic events that unfolded before, during and after Pearl Harbor by putting the perspective of the Japanese attackers at the centre of his account. This is the dimension commonly missing in most other histories of Pearl Harbor, and it gives Melber the opportunity to provide a fuller, more definitive and authoritative account of the battle, its background and its consequences. Melber sheds new light on the long negotiations that went on between the Japanese and Americans in 1941, and the confusion and argument among the Japanese political and military elite. He shows how US intelligence and military leaders in Washington failed to interpret correctly the information they had and to draw the necessary conclusions about the Japanese war intentions in advance of the attack. His account of the battle itself is informed by the latest research and benefits from including the planning and post-raid assessment by the Japanese commanders. His account also covers the second raid in March 1942 by two long-range seaplanes which was intended to destroy the shipyards so that ships damaged in the initial attack could not be repaired. This balanced and thoroughly researched book deepens our understanding of the battle that precipitated America’s entry into the war and it will appeal to anyone interested in World War II and military history.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
A Novel of December 8th

by Newt Gingrich,William R. Forstchen

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2007-05-15
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1429921773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A Thrilling Tale of the Attack That Marked America's Darkest Day" ---W.E.B. Griffin President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech on December 8, 1941, lasted a mere six and half minutes. But his words and tone-in a monologue that would later be named the Infamy Speech-sent ripples into a nation and a world that continue even today. The historical implications that emerged from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were unprecedented, launching America not only into the depths of a dangerous war, but forever altering the safety and comfort of everyday living. December 8th became a day of speaking out publicly and declaring war; of action, battle, plotting, and victories. This date's significance is resonant and profound as an indelible moment in American history. Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the "Date of Infamy"-the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of characters and events from that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts of men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable. Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor, they pose the question of how the presence of but one more man within the Japanese attacking force could have transfigured the war. More than a retelling, the book also serves as a potent warning, valid still today as an example of what happens when communications and understanding breaks down, and a nation is ill-prepared for the onslaught that might ensue. A compelling, meticulously researched saga, Pearl Harbor is also a novel of valor about those who took part in this cataclysmic moment in world history. It inaugurates a dramatic new Pacific War series that begins with the terrifying account of the day that started it all.

At Dawn We Slept

At Dawn We Slept
The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor; Revised Edition

by Gordon W. Prange

  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 1991-12-01
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 9780140157345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 78th anniversary (December 7, 2019) of the "date which will live in infamy" At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. "The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account." —The New York Times Book Review "At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor." —Chicago Sun-Times

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Attack on Pearl Harbor
A Book

by John C. Davenport

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 1438104332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When December 7, 1941, dawned in Hawaii, no one expected that by the end of the day, the U.S. Pacific Fleet would lie in ruins and the United States would be at war. That morning, in just over an hour and a half, the planes of the Japanese First Carrier Striking Force sank or severely damaged 18 American warships lying at anchor at the Pearl Harbor naval base on the island of Oahu. This single air raid on a single morning altered the history of the United States and forever changed the way Americans thought about the world. The Attack on Pearl Harbor examines the history leading up to the attack, the specifics of the raid itself, and the consequences of what then-president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called 'a date which will live in infamy'.

Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History

Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History
A Book

by Dan Van Der Vat

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001-05-09
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the causes and effects of the battle and provides first-hand accounts from the people who were there, including Japanese and Americans, military and civilian.

December 8, 1941

December 8, 1941
MacArthur's Pearl Harbor

by William H. Bartsch

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2012-08-13
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 1603447415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of even more devastating consequence for American arms occurred in the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December 8, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B-17 four-engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P-40 interceptors. The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history.” How could the army commander in the Philippines—the renowned Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been caught with all his planes on the ground when he had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces? In this book, author William H. Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related questions. Bartsch draws upon twenty-five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves, particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build-up of air power in the Philippines after July, 1941, and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the U.S. War Department in Washington and its Far East Air Force bomber, fighter, and radar personnel in the Philippines, who were affected by its decisions, with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa, who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south. In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context, Bartsch details micro-level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the Pacific. Despite the significance of this subject matter, it has never before been given full book-length treatment. This book represents the culmination of decades-long efforts of the author to fill this historical gap.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor
The Twelve Days to the Attack

by Steve Twomey

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-11-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1476776482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy, "--NoveList.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
The U.S. Enters World War II

by Steve Dougherty

  • Publisher : Franklin Watts
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780531254509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the Japanese surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 American officers and servicemen and an immediate declaration of war on Japan.

Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack
Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Congress of the United States, Seventy-ninth Congress, First Session, Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 27, 79th Congress, a Concurrant Resolution Authorizing an Investigation of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and Events and Circumstances Relating Thereto ..

by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1946
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1941–45

by Saki Dockrill

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9781349231317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The most significant issue that Dockrill addresses is that of how Japan views the war in retrospect, a question which not only tells us a lot about how events were seen in Japan in 1941 but is also, a matter still of importance in contemporary East Asian politics.' Antony Best, London School of Economics This multi-authored work, edited by Saki Dockrill, is an original, unique, and controversial interpretation of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. Dr Dockrill, the author of Britain's Policy for West German Rearmament, has skilfully converted the proceedings of an international conference held in London into a stimulating and readable account of the Pacific War. This is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the subject.

Pearl Harbor Ghosts

Pearl Harbor Ghosts
December 7, 1941--the Day that Still Haunts the Nation

by Thurston Clarke

  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0345446070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investigates questions surrounding the December 7, 1941 attack and examines how that event is interwoven with the rise of Japanese economics and our response to it.

Day of Infamy

Day of Infamy
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

by Walter Lord

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-03-06
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1453238425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling account: “There have been many books on Pearl Harbor . . . but none of them have equaled Lord’s” (Stephen E. Ambrose). The Day of Infamy began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. But as Japan’s deadly torpedoes suddenly rained down on the Pacific fleet, soldiers, generals, and civilians alike felt shock, then fear, then rage. From the chaos, a thousand personal stories of courage emerged. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord recounts the many tales of heroism and tragedy by those who experienced the attack firsthand. From the musicians of the USS Nevada who insisted on finishing “The Star Spangled Banner” before taking cover, to the men trapped in the capsized USS Oklahoma who methodically voted on the best means of escape, each story conveys the terror and confusion of the bombing raid, as well as the fortitude of those who survived.

December 7, 1941

December 7, 1941
The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

by Gordon William Prange,Donald M. Goldstein,Katherine V. Dillon

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Details moment-by-moment chronological account of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor