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The Resource The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable, George Victor

The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable, George Victor

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The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable
Title
The Pearl Harbor myth
Title remainder
rethinking the unthinkable
Statement of responsibility
George Victor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did U.S. intelligence know of Japan's coming attack on Pearl Harbor? Did President Roosevelt know? If so, why did he withhold warnings from the commanders in Hawaii? The answers are embedded in the cogent analysis of The Pearl Harbor Myth. Based on voluminous data that does not appear in other books on the topic, it discusses in detail Roosevelt's developing strategy - both military and diplomatic - and his secret alliances to save the world from Hitler. It contains a wealth of fresh material on secret diplomacy; on secret military strategy, planning, and intelligence; and on disguised combat operations that began six months before the Pearl Harbor attack."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
The idea that Franklin Roosevelt and his top military commanders knew about the planned Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and manipulatively allowed it to go forward, hoping to "maneuver [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves" (as Secretary of War Henry Stimson wrote in his diary before the attack), has long been dismissed as a conspiracy theory, even when raised by such a respected historian as Charles Beard. This work revisits the controversy by compiling new documentary evidence and setting it in the overall military and diplomatic context in the months leading up to the attack. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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178382
Cataloging source
DLC
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Victor, George
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Potomac's military controversies series
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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rethinking the unthinkable
Label
The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable, George Victor
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0617/2006024130.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-343) and index
Contents
1. Birth of a myth -- 2. Establishing the myth -- 3. Warnings of the Pearl Harbor attack -- 4. Challenges to the myth -- 5. Secrecy and cover-up -- 6. The accused -- 7. Background to war between Japan and the United States -- 8. Japan's moves to dominate East Asia -- 9. Roosevelt's tentative moves against Germany -- 10. Secret alliance and undeclared war -- 11. Countdown in Washington : the July turning point -- 12. Countdown in Tokyo -- 13. Countdown in Washington : the November turning point -- 14. Awaiting the blow -- Afterword : history and the unthinkable
Control code
000040521862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9781597970426
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable, George Victor
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0617/2006024130.html
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-343) and index
Contents
1. Birth of a myth -- 2. Establishing the myth -- 3. Warnings of the Pearl Harbor attack -- 4. Challenges to the myth -- 5. Secrecy and cover-up -- 6. The accused -- 7. Background to war between Japan and the United States -- 8. Japan's moves to dominate East Asia -- 9. Roosevelt's tentative moves against Germany -- 10. Secret alliance and undeclared war -- 11. Countdown in Washington : the July turning point -- 12. Countdown in Tokyo -- 13. Countdown in Washington : the November turning point -- 14. Awaiting the blow -- Afterword : history and the unthinkable
Control code
000040521862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9781597970426
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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