God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Google eBook)

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 349 pages
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God's Samurai is the unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, it is also the personal story of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. His tale is an informative, personal look at the war "from the other side."
  

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Commander Mutso Fuchida led a dramatic and historically interesting life. After Pearl Harbor he fought (and survived) the entire naval air war, missed Hiroshima by a single day, and witnessed the ... Read full review

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Fuchida's life experiences where amazing. A novel based on his life would be ridiculed as far fetched. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

The late Gordon W. Prange was a member of the American Occupation Forces in post-World War II Japan, where he was commissioned by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to write the official history of the war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender. After completing his service to the Navy he served in a civilian capacity from 1946 to 1951 as chief of General MacArthur's historical staff. He authored numerous works on the Pacific war, including At Dawn We Slept.

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired U.S. 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, Inc., reprint 2003). They also collaborated with historian J. Michael Wenger on several books, including The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor-The Original Photographs (Brassey's, Inc., 1995); Rain of Ruin: A Photographic History of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Brassey's, Inc., 1995); and The Pearl Harbor Papers.

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