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It blows away the rubbish and synthesizes the principal episodes of the war in the Pacific.
This is a good book for the reader desiring a primer on the war with Japan. While he is opinionated and somewhat flippant, Van der Vat writes with clarity and understanding.
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Be credulous for a moment and believe that it was possible to assemble an accurate hourly chronology of what hundreds of people were doing and saying during those two days, some 50 years ago. Some of the locales are places of high government, others are places where war already has begun or where war will soon begin: The people range from military and political leaders to soldiers, to civilians not knowing they are doomed. In other words, the book intends to capture the panorama of a war-still limited on Dec.
Alas, Weintraub presents his data in snippets, with each chapter purporting to relate what was happening at given locations to selected people at a given hour of the total Thus, the book comprises a series of abrupt transitions from one often unrelated anecdote or vignette to another. Compounding such confusion are some misleading historical premises. The prelude asserts that Japanese strategy was predicated upon a short war, perhaps a misinterpretation of a subsequent quote from Adm. After that I can guarantee nothing.
Another typical statement in error is that ''Russia. Their great concern was that if Japan deployed its forces against the Allies to the west and south, the Russians might attack Japan from the rear. A professor of history who died in , Prange never published anything of substance in his lifetime. What he did do was collect material on the war with Japan. For more than 30 years he had worked intermittently on a book about Pearl Harbor, but then he died and it was completed by Donald M.
Goldenstein and Katherine V.
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Published in December to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the attack , ''At Dawn We Slept'' sold well. The authorship was attributed to Prange, and the myth was born. Now they have brought forth the diary of Adm. Because Ugaki was chief of staff to Adm. Yamamoto, his diary has potential importance.
An American admiral of comparable position and education who kept an equally detailed diary would have used much the same manner of writing. Two examples will suffice. When Ugaki learned that the Pearl Harbor attack force did not stay to finish the job, he was furious with Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo, who was in command. The book concentrates on war patrols and island engagements across the Pacific Ocean, where most U.
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From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay this book provides a periscope's view of the patrols, the losses, and the battles that broke the Japanese Empire and gave the United States the greatest naval victory in history. Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Submarine Warfare in the Pacific. The Story of the U. US Submarines —45 New Vanguard. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Sponsored products related to this item What's this?
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