Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History☄ Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History PDF / Epub ✓ Author Gordon W. Prange – Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl HarborIn the predawn hours of December 7 1941 a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii A few minutes before 800 am they r Answers decades in The Verdict PDF Î the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl HarborIn the predawn hours of December a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii A few minutes before am they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor: eBook ï Pearl Harbor sinking dozens of ships destroying hundreds of airplanes and taking the lives of over two thousand servicemen The carnage lasted only two hours but than seventy years later terrible uestions remain unansweredHow did the Japanese slip past the American radar Why were the Hawaiian Harbor: The Verdict MOBI ó defense forces so woefully underprepared What if anything did American intelligence know before the first Japanese pilot shouted “Tora Tora Tora” In this incomparable volume Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W Prange Donald M Goldstein and Katherine V Dillon tackle dozens of thorny issues in an attempt to determine who was at fault for one of the most shocking military disasters in history. I didn't finish this book After reading At Dawn We Slept I had very high expectations for this book I am pleased to say that those expectations were not only met but that Gordon Prange exceeded them in this work Whilst many Pearl Harbor books have recounted the story of the events for the first few chapters Gordon Prange did not do his reader's the disservice of recounting the same information from his earlier works in this book He begins in a place of knowledge offering up evidence to support the conclusions he draws about the way American's thought about the war our chances of attack and ultimately the reactions to the attacks and continues from there This book delves into the deeper political aspects of the Pearl Harbor attacks and gives a multiple perspective account of the events that both preceded and followed the ill fated day of infamy What I enjoyed about this book as with the previous titles by this author is that he doesn't bore the reader with unnecessary facts Instead he uses his massive knowledge of the subject to form a complete picture and yet still allows the reader to draw their own conclusions based on the information he has provided For any history buff or WWII hobbyist this is a book that you will definitely want to add to your collection This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided by Netgalley Read This BookA great read Addresses most of the 'conspiracy' theories and reveals their falsehoods The last chapter recommendations written in 1985 is even valid in 2018Only 'down' side is that book assumes you know what happened on that 'day of infamy' This NOT a minute by minute history of the attack but an in depth analysis of failures at all levels that allowed the attack to succeed Thorough analysis of the events leading up to the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor The author cites testimony before both the Army and Navy investigative boards as well as Congressional committees Interesting insight into various human factors and multiple lapses in situational awareness I enjoy Prange's style of writing a lot If you are a history buff you must read this book This book is than the telling of the events that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor The writing style will engage the reader immediately This is a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor Prange does not deal with the attack itself here having done so extensively and meticulously in his epic work At Dawn We Slept Rather his goal here is to deal with the many and varied uestions regarding accountability for the attack and with the eually many and varied conspiracy theories that have inevitably arisen about the truth underlying the attack Prange thoroughly rebuts all of them conspiracies that allege that somebody FDR the Navy the government etc knew of the attack or could have stopped the attack or could have been prepared for the attack because of some intelligence some message some hidden contact or radio interception None of them are true Prange eually well deals with the thorny issues of command responsibility specifically the failures of General Short and Admiral Kimmel and does so fairly and objectively and with considerable sympathy for them and their subordinates He looks at political trends and moods strategic planning social issues and outlooks of the day regarding the Japanese and the Germans popular opinion and its influences This is a very comprehensive and exhaustively researched examination of accountability in every way shape and form imaginable One of the strengths of the book is its organization enabling the reader to skip subject areas of lesser interest and delve into specific topics without losing any historical thread or line of reasoning This book was first published in 1986 and there have been an assortment of recent works exploring the very same topics but not in a single comprehensive volume And in each case Prange's work is validated by this recent scholarship They may have new information to add to the record but they come to the same conclusions as did Gordon Prange over 23 years ago This book was actually not uite what I was expecting since my copy was missing it's dust jacket I had picked it up expecting of a description of Pearl Harbor Instead the book is a very detailed analysis of the information available before the attack the decisions made by the people who might have been able to prevent the attack from President Roosevelt to the commanders at Pearl Harbor and a look at the problems that lead to the attack being so successful All the information is presented in a very detailed and yet clear way and is easy to read and absorb It doesn't have a strong narrative which is usually something I need in the non fiction I read but it is accessible to people who haven't memorized all the major players and events of World War II Focuses mostly on systemic individualrganizational issues as the cause Thorough but repetitive and sometimes reuires a leap of faith that most high level officers would draw their conclusions if placed in the same position 76792 Gol

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  • 827 pages
  • Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History
  • Gordon W. Prange
  • 03 September 2016
  • 9781480489493