Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 13, 2015 - History - 640 pages
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Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History

"Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast

On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations.


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User Review  - Tatoosh - LibraryThing

This 2019 Pulitzer finalist is a detailed, skillfully written accounting of the Planning and execution of the Doolittle raid on Tokyo in 1942 and the consequences of that raid. The narrative reads ... Read full review

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User Review  - queencersei - LibraryThing

Target Tokyo offers up a solid accounting of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. The raid was conducted in 1942 as a response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While inflicting minimal damage and little ... Read full review



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James M. Scott is the author of Black Snow, Rampage, and Target Tokyo, a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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