At dawn we slept: the untold story of Pearl Harbor

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Penguin Books, Dec 1, 1991 - History - 889 pages
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THE MONUMENTAL AND DEFINITIVE STUDY OF THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBORAt 7:53 A.M., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes targeted the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is an unparalleled, exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor that is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange assembled a remarkable historical study that examines the assault that -- sixty years later -- America cannot forget.

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Review: At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

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A work that consumed thirty years of the author's life (not to the exclusion of other books or works, though). As an Army officer in postwar Japan and later as a college history professor, Prange had ... Read full review

Review: At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Too much detail for me, I'm afraid, so I had to stop and move on. I don't really want to know that Colonel so-and-so had a square jaw and twinkling blue eyes. Read full review



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About the author (1991)

Prange served during World War II as an officer in the naval reserve and, during the occupation of Japan, served in the General Headquarters as a civilian. He was chief of General Douglas McArthur's G-2 Historical Section and director of the Military History Section. He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death.

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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