Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions

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Casemate Publishers, May 1, 2011 - History - 336 pages
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This book presents a detailed evaluation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the operational and tactical level. It examines such questions as: Was the strategy underlying the attack sound? Were there flaws in planning or execution? How did Japanese military culture influence the planning? How risky was the attack? What did the Japanese expect to achieve, balanced against what they did achieve? Were there Japanese blunders? What were their consequences? What might have been the results if the attack had not benefited from the mistakes of the American commanders? The book also addresses the body of folklore about the attack, supporting or challenging many contentious issues such as the skill level of the Japanese aircrew, whether midget submarines torpedoed Oklahoma and Arizona, as has been recently claimed, whether the Japanese ever really considered launching a third wave attack, and the consequences of a “3rd wave” attack against the Naval Shipyard and the fuel storage tanks if it had been executed.

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User Review  - CharlesFerdinand - LibraryThing

The author relentlessly cuts through decades of folklore and received wisdom to expose what really happened during the attack. He also analyses the various mistakes both the Japanese and American ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

A book filled with excellent ideas and revelations about Japan's so called "brilliantly planned and executed" attack on Pearl Harbor. This book is a 'must-read' on the topic despite the handful of ... Read full review

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