Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History Answers Decades In 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, 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 Questions Remain UnansweredHow Did The Japanese Slip Past The American Radar Why Were The Hawaiian 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

A graduate of the University of Iowa, from where he received his Ph.D in 1937, Gordon Prange began his teaching career as a professor of history at the University of Maryland In 1942, he was granted a leave of absence from the University to embark on a wartime career as an officer in the United States Navy Sent to Japan in 1945 as a member of the American Occupation Forces, after completing his

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  • 827 pages
  • Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History
  • Gordon W. Prange
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9781480489493

10 thoughts on “Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History

  1. says:

    I didn t finish this book.

  2. says:

    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.

  3. says:

    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 2018.Only 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.

  4. says:

    I enjoy Prange s style of writing a lot.

  5. says:

    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 questions regarding accountability for the attack and with the equally 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 equally 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.

  6. says:

    This book was actually not quite 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.

  7. says:

    Focuses mostly on systemic individual organizational issues as the cause Thorough, but repetitive and sometimes requires a leap of faith that most high level officers would draw their conclusions if placed in the same position.

  8. says:

    767.92 Gol

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