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by Gordon W. Prange,Donald M. Goldstein

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Gordon W. Prange,Donald M. Goldstein
ISBN: 0140159096
ISBN13: 978-0140159097
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 1, 1991)
Pages: 699
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Written by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon, and first published in 1986, it builds . The Verdict Of History was intended as the fourth volume of a four volume analysis of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Written by Gordon W. Dillon, and first published in 1986, it builds upon Prange’s earlier At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. In Verdict, the authors thoroughly examine the events leading up to the attack and render historical judgments on who was bore responsibility for the American failure to prepare for a possible Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. Dillon tackle dozens of thorny issues in an attempt to determine who was at fault for one of the most shocking military. 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. The New York Times–bestselling authors of Miracle at Midway delve into the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII in a superb work of history (Albuquerque Journal Magazine). In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii.

He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death

He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death. Donald M. Goldstein is a retired . Air Force lieutenant colonel, a professor of public and international affairs, and a best-selling author. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The late Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein and the late Gordon W. Prange created numerous World War II classics, including "At Dawn We Slept; Miracle at Midway"; and "God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor" (Brassey's, In. reprint 2003).

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History. In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. by Gordon W. Dillon. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road MediaReleased: May 6, 2014ISBN: 9781480489493Format: book.

Examines the underlying causes of Pearl Harbor and the revisionist theories that high officials knew of the attack

In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. Goldstein, and . Gordon W. Prange (1910–1980) was a professor of history at the University of Maryland and a World War II veteran. Author Bio. ▼▲. He served as the chief historian on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff during the postwar military occupation of Japan

Start by marking Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History as Want to Read .

Start by marking Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Whilst many Pearl Harbor books have recounted the story of the events for the first few chapters, Gordon Prange did not do his reader's the disservice of recounting the same information from his earlier works in this book. He begins in a place of knowledge, offering up evidence to support the conclusions he After reading "At Dawn We Slept," I had very high expectations for this book. I am pleased to say that those expectations were not only met, but that Gordon Prange exceeded them in this work. 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

In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The provocative sequel to At Dawn We Slept that continues Prange's masterful analysis of the attack on Pearl Harbor, delving further to examine the underlying causes and to ask whether the event that plunged America into World War II was really a surprise to President Roosevelt.
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Gio
“Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History” (shortened to “Verdict” for this review) is the second book in a trilogy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Written by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon, and first published in 1986, it builds upon Prange’s earlier “At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor.” In “Verdict,” the authors thoroughly examine the events leading up to the attack and render historical judgments on who was bore responsibility for the American failure to prepare for a possible Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Prange, Goldstein, and Dillon rely heavily upon transcripts of several inquiries that took place at the end of World War II. Those investigations included one chaired by a Supreme Court justice; an Army Board of Inquiry, a Navy Court of Inquiry, and a joint Congressional committee. Each of these inquests had its own agenda. The Army shifted blame to the Navy, and the Navy indicted the Army. The Congressional committee wanted to pin blame on President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the most senior government officials in Washington, DC.

The authors of “Verdict” sifted through an immense body of testimony and reports and arrived at three main conclusions:
1.) Responsibility for American lack of preparedness leading to the destruction of the American fleet and the loss of 2,403 lives rested primarily with US Navy Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Army General Walter C. Short, Jr. These commanding officers received advance warning of a possible attack from their respective headquarters in Washington, but did not heed those warnings.
2.) There is no credible evidence that President Roosevelt, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Navy Secretary Frank Knox, or any other government official conspired to withhold information from Kimmel or Short in order to allow the Japanese to attack, as a means of bringing the United States into the war. The authors’ arguments are persuasive and thoroughly backed up by their scrupulous research.
3.) The attack on Pearl Harbor was brilliantly planned and executed by the Japanese on their own, "with no urging, tempting, or backstairs assistance" from anyone. The attack's overwhelming success rested as much upon "superior Japanese effort and performance" as it did on American bungling.

“Pearl Harbor: the Verdict of History” is a very well written book, but it is not an easy read. It contains very little of the narrative flow that made “At Dawn We Slept” such an informative and entertaining book. Nevertheless, this volume is essential for an in-depth understanding of not only what happened on that “date which will live in infamy,” but why. Highly recommended.
Frostdefender
The Verdict Of History was intended as the fourth volume of a four volume analysis of the Pearl Harbor attack. Prange passed away before completion of his magnum opus and two of his former students condensed what would have been his first three volumes into the one volume masterpiece that is At Dawn We Slept. Its form was narrative, utterly non-partisan and almost totally non-judgmental in covering this extremely controversial episode in American history. It is some of the absolutely most gripping historical writing that I have ever read but Prange (or more accurately his editors ) appeared to bend over backwards to avoid laying blame on any individual.
Well, here is the assessment of who blew it and how.
The analysis is meticulously fair, copiously detailed, fully documented with the emphasis being on lessons learned rather that reputations protected or destroyed.
Another gem in the class of At Dawn We Slept and that's high praise indeed.
Gosar
A great read!. Addresses most of the 'conspiracy' theories and reveals their falsehoods. The last chapter - recommendations - written in 1985, is even more valid in 2018.
Only 'down' side is that book assumes you know what happened on that 'day of infamy'. This NOT a minute-by-minute history of the attack, but an in-depth analysis of failures at all levels that allowed the attack to succeed.
Conjuril
Great!
Kulalas
I have a very great interest in the history of WWII (and other wars). I DETEST war, but it is REALLY history. To me war has not changed at all since the Babylonians, only upgraded materials/equipment.

This book really taught me the situation about Pearl Harbor & more in this period of US History. These chapters in this book reveal to me that there are lots of things that could have prevented PH, but who knew this ATTACK (PEARL HARBOR) would happen?

It exposed to me the number of citizens that were totally brain-washed about this misconception of what would follow. If you have really ANY WWII history to get a prelude, this is also an enormous asset.

I bought this for my book shoppe, now I do NOT know if it will get there. It is also a GREAT reference guide for me when needing information to this conglomerate killing in Pearl Harbor! Pearl Harbor is definitely a "DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY"; this explains a lot of the misconceptions that permitted this attack!

JIM of Machias, MAINE!
Ndlaitha
Greatest book ever written about Pearl Harbor.
Haracetys
Excellent, I am preparing to teach a course on Pearl Harbor. This along with Prang's At Dawn we slept provided the perfect research material.
Good book
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