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The Pearl Harbor Papers Inside the Japanese Plans

Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon

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ISBN 10: 0028810015 / ISBN 13: 9780028810010
Published by Brassey's, Mclean, Virginia, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, 383 pages in very good condition with very good dustjacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. Includes Hirohito's newly discovered top-secret map. Of all the outstanding books that have been published in English about Peral Harbor, none has taken us directly inside the Japanese perspective- until now. Revealed in all their detail, the original Japanese documents on " Operation Hawaii". Most have never been published before in English- some never even in Japanese.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004759

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Title: The Pearl Harbor Papers Inside the Japanese ...

Publisher: Brassey's, Mclean, Virginia

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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The authors of At Dawn We Slept and Miracle at Midway reveal the original Japanese documents on Pearl Harbor, including a full-color reproduction of the after-action map drawn for Emperor Hirohito.

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Edited by the coauthors of At Dawn We Slept (with the late Gordon Prange), this is an invaluable collection of Japanese primary source material pertaining to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Included are monographs by Commander Minoru Genda, the tactical genius behind the attack; letters of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who conceived the operation and pushed it through to acceptance; plus detailed war diaries that cover shipboard activities throughout the voyage to Hawaii, the December 7, 1941, attack itself, and the return voyage home. Perhaps the most remarkable document is an extended report titled "An Intimate Look at the Japanese Navy," in which "official" Japanese historian Masataka Chihaya reviews the imperial Navy's successes and failures, assesses tactics and weapons used in the war and concludes with a devastating critique of leadership blunders. The volume sets to rest the argument that FDR knew of an imminent attack because American code-breakers monitored the task force's messages; the documents establish unequivocally that radio silence was maintained. A veritable treasure trove for scholars and Pacific War buffs, this collection also includes the after-action map prepared for Emperor Hirohito, which has only recently been recovered.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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