[Epub] ↠ December 7, 1941: The Day Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor Author Gordon W. Prange – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk


  • ebook
  • 507 pages
  • December 7, 1941: The Day Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor
  • Gordon W. Prange
  • 20 June 2017
  • 9781480489509

10 thoughts on “December 7, 1941: The Day Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

  1. says:

    Excellent recount of this historical event Heartbreaking and factual An excellent research source as it is filled with notes and documentation.


  2. says:

    Exhaustively researched but written by an academic The writing is somewhat dry Yet is is recognized as the seminal work on the subject


  3. says:

    An interesting and a great classic read on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.


  4. says:

    On the plus side, I admire that this is an exhaustively researched book based on extensive interviews with survivors and witnesses Prange has done excellent research and undoubtedly the book is essential for Pearl Harbor historians Having said all that, I m not sure it s the best book for a casual reader who just wants to know about the attack This is not so much an overview as it is an encyclopedia At least, in the sense that what Prange does, essentially, is to zero in on what is happening, moving almost minute by minute For me, this created two problems First, he was constantly throwing different names, ranks, geographic locations, and military terms at me, many of which meant nothing to me e.g., lieutenant jg I know what it is but it isn t especially meaningful And some terms that must be extremely familiar to a navy person were completely opaque to me at the con , frame 41 or whatever no idea what those mean After a while, I felt so overwhelmed with meaningless to me terms that I stopped paying attention and it just interfered with my comprehension.Second, and even problematically, was ...


  5. says:

    A must read for those interested in World War III found this book especially interesting after reading books covering the events both before then after December 7, 1941 as it fills in the events of the day Initially I had problems remembering who was who as many people share their remembrances of the day, then I realized the important thing was how it happened and not to whom How...


  6. says:

    This is a solid account of the events at Pearl Harbor and their immediate aftermath There is a very good fusion between the factual narrative and personal anecdotes There are a bit too many characters and inevitably I lost track...


  7. says:

    Another fine toneGordon hits it out of the park again One of the most knowledgeable historians on the day off infamy, this is an excellent follow up to At Dawn We Slept, filling in quite a few details about the attack.


  8. says:

    Solidly done I love Prange s work so far.


  9. says:

    This book is the result of thousands of hours of interviews and review of diaries, logs and personal papers It is a narrative of eyewitness experiences both American and Japanese covering the three day period December 6 8, 1941 It is invaluable if read in concert with a comprehensive history of Pearl Harbor, such as Prange s first book At Dawn We Slept One of the most valuable insights to be gained from this eyewitness narrative is an understanding of how things were then, and how very limited it was communications, command and control, strategic thinking and foresight, intelligence, international situations and perceptions There has been a lot of second guessing and criticism of the decisions and acts of those responsible for Pearl Harbor much of it seems based on an application of modern capabilities and 20 20 hindsight to a 1941 environment that is both unfair and deeply misleading This narrative will lead you through an hour by hour, event by event experience and the reader will come out of it with the awareness of the severe practical and experiential limitations of the day and an awareness that Pearl Harbor was not preventable The effects of the attack might and I stress MIGHT have been mitigated or dissipated somewhat, but human nat...


  10. says:

    Good book by Gordon Prange who spent his whole life researching Pearl Harbor This book describes the attack from the viewpoints of both sides He relates the history of Japan that led them to plan and carry out the attack Using memoirs is fighting men from both...


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December 7, 1941: The Day Japanese Attacked Pearl HarborA Minute By Minute Account Of The Morning That Changed America ForeverWhen Dawn Broke Over Hawaii On December 7, 1941, No One Suspected That America Was Only Minutes From War By Nightfall, The Naval Base At Pearl Harbor Was A Smoldering Ruin, And Over 2,000 Americans Lay Dead December 7, 1941 Gives A Captivating And Immersive Real Time Account Of That Fateful Morning.In Or Out Of Uniform, Every Witness Responded Differently When The First Japanese Bombs Began To Fall A Chaplain Fled His Post And Spent A Week In Hiding, While Mess Hall Workers Seized A Machine Gun And Began Returning Fire Some Officers Were Taken Unawares, While Others Responded Valiantly, Rallying Their Men To Fight Back And In Some Cases Sacrificing Their Lives Built Around Eyewitness Accounts, This Book Provides An Unprecedented Glimpse Of How It Felt To Be At Pearl Harbor On The Day That Would Live In Infamy.


About the Author: Gordon W. Prange

A graduate of the University of Iowa, from where he received his Ph.D in 1937, Gordon Prange began his teaching career as a professor of history at the University of Maryland In 1942, he was granted a leave of absence from the University to embark on a wartime career as an officer in the United States Navy Sent to Japan in 1945 as a member of the American Occupation Forces, after completing his