Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 2001 - History - 399 pages
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In Day of Deceit, Robert Stinnett delivers the definitive final chapter on America's greatest secret and our worst military disaster. Drawing on twenty years of research and access to scores of previously classified documents, Stinnett proves that Pearl Harbor was not an accident, a mere failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup. By showing that ample warning of the attack was on FDR's desk and, furthermore, that a plan to push Japan into war was initiated at the highest levels of the U.S. government, he ends up profoundly altering our understanding of one of the most significant events in American history.
  

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User Review  - Dave Brown - Goodreads

There is so much detail in this book that I tried repeatedly to skim it, but I could not. I am not an avid reader of military history, but I found this one thoroughly engrossing. The main questions ... Read full review

Review: Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

There have been inquiries, congressional committees, investigations and questions concerning the issue of how much or government [Franklin Roosevelt] knew in advance about the Japanese attack at Pearl ... Read full review

Contents

The Biggest Story of My Life
1
FDRs Back Door to War
6
The White House Decides
24
We Are Alert for an Attack on Hawaii
39
The Splendid Arrangement
60
The Outside Man
83
All Clear for a Surprise Attack
99
An Unmistakable Pattern
119
The Japs Are Blasting Away on the Frequencies
189
A Pretty Cheap Price
203
This Means War
225
The Escape Was North
243
Destroy Anything in Writing
253
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
261
Appendices
271
A Series of War Warnings Issued
291

Watch the Wide Sea
138
o A Night with a Princess
157
I1 War May Come Quicker Than Anyone Dreams
177
E Thirtysix Americans Cleared to Read
317
Index
388
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About the author (2001)

Robert Stinnett served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946, where he earned ten battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. He is the author of George Bush: His World War II Years. Before devoting himself to writing Day of Deceit, he was a photographer and journalist for the Oakland Tribune. He is a consultant on the Pacific War for the BBC, Asahi Television, and NHK Television in Japan. He lives in Oakland, California.

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