Pearl Harbor

Author: Gordon W. Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480489492
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Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl Harbor In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., 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 more than seventy years later, terrible questions remain unanswered. How 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.

December 7 1941

Author: Gordon W. Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480489506
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A minute-by-minute account of the morning that brought America into World War II, by the New York Times–bestselling authors of At Dawn We Slept. When dawn broke over Hawaii on December 7, 1941, no one suspected that America was only minutes from war. By nightfall, the naval base at Pearl Harbor was a smoldering ruin, and over 2,000 Americans lay dead. December 7, 1941 gives a detailed and immersive real-time account of that fateful morning. In or out of uniform, every witness responded differently when the first Japanese bombs began to fall. A chaplain fled his post and spent a week in hiding, while mess hall workers seized a machine gun and began returning fire. Some officers were taken unawares, while others responded valiantly, rallying their men to fight back and in some cases sacrificing their lives. Built around eyewitness accounts, this book provides an unprecedented glimpse of how it felt to be at Pearl Harbor on the day that would live in infamy.

Miracle at Midway

Author: Gordon W. Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148048945X
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“Something special among war histories . . . No other gives both sides of the battle in as detailed and telling a manner.” —Chicago Sun-Times Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This “stirring, even suspenseful narrative” is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (Newsday). Miracle at Midway reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a defeat.

Target Tokyo

Author: Gordon W. Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480489484
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From deep within imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies win the war Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler’s invasion of Russia and the Japanese plans for the East. In a nation obsessed with rooting out moles, he kept a high profile—boozing, womanizing, and operating entirely under his own name. But he policed his spy ring scrupulously, keeping such a firm grip that by the time the Japanese uncovered his infiltration, he had done irreversible damage to the cause of the Axis. The first definitive account of one of the most remarkable espionage sagas of World War II, Target Tokyo is a tightly wound portrayal of a man who risked his life for his country, hiding in plain sight.

Fritz Kolbe

Author: Lucas Delattre
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Pearl Harbor

Author: Takuma Melber
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406698190
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Hawaii, 7. Dezember 1941, kurz vor 8 Uhr morgens: Japanische Torpedobomber der ersten Angriffswelle stürzen sich auf die amerikanische Pazifikflotte in Pearl Harbor. Zum zweiten Mal in 30 Jahren wird ein Krieg zum Weltkrieg. Der Angriff auf Pearl Harbor kostete über 2400 amerikanische Soldaten das Leben, zahlreiche Schiffe und Flugzeuge wurden beschädigt. Einen Tag später erklärte der amerikanische Kongress Japan den Krieg. Am 11. Dezember antwortete Deutschland mit der Kriegserklärung an die USA. Anschaulich und lebendig schildert Takuma Melber Vorgeschichte, Verlauf und Folgen des japanischen Überfalls, um den sich zahlreiche Verschwörungstheorien ranken, und lässt die dramatischen Ereignisse in Nahaufnahmen der historischen Akteure wieder lebendig werden. Anders als die meisten westlichen Autoren bezieht er dabei auch die Perspektive der japanischen Angreifer mit ein.

God s Samurai

Author: Gordon William Prange
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574886959
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Mitsuo Fuchida was the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, his life's story is also one of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. God's Samurai is a revealing, personal look at both the war and the century from the Japanese perspective.

The A to Z of World War II

Author: Anne Sharp Wells
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810870266
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The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war, including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

Countdown

Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442458264
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The A to Z of U S Diplomacy from World War I through World War II

Author: Martin Folly
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672414
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The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.