"Tora! Tora! Tora!" signaled to the Japanese navy the attainment of complete surprise in their air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which President Roosevelt called "a date which will live in infamy." This book details the day of the attack and debates the role of the Roosevelt administration and senior army and naval officers in one of America's worst military defeats.
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Grade 7-10 This collection of primary-source material presents a well-balanced treatise on who knew what, and when, and who was responsible for the lack of preparedness before the attack. The text is divided into three chapters with three to four subtopics gleaned from previously published books, magazines, and Web sites. The first chapter deals with the day of the attack. It presents three perspectives: that of the commander of the Japanese attack, an air force mechanic who witnessed it, and the chief of naval intelligence at Pearl Harbor. Chapter two presents the official responses of President Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, the Army Pearl Harbor Board, and the 1995 Dorn Report. Chapter three deals with the continuing debate over whether or not Admiral Kimmel and General Short were to blame for the catastrophe, and whether or not Roosevelt deliberately provoked the Japanese in order to get the U.S. involved in the war. The text draws no conclusions, but permits readers to reach their own. A small, detailed map of Pearl Harbor, the only illustration, is difficult to decipher. Nonetheless, this title deals with a debate that is seldom addressed. -Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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"Because of the even-handed presentation, the title makes a strong and lasting impression. The writings are well chosen. A thoughtful and well-delineated addition."
-- School Library Journal (April 2003) (School Library Journal 20030401)
"This book will give students an understanding of a difficult time in American history."
-- School Library Journal (September 2002) (School Library Journal 20020901)
"This collection of primary-source material presents a well-balanced treatise on who knew what, and when, and who was responsible. This title deals with a debate that is seldom addressed."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002) (School Library Journal 20020701)
"As with books in the long-running Opposing Viewpoints series, the excerpts here clearly express opposing opinions on an issue...The effect of the entire volume is to create an informative, many-sided representation."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110737707518