God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor

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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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insight into the perspective of WWII from the Japanese military view…This is the story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career naval aviator - and, later, internationally known Christian evangelist - who not ... Read full review

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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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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 United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives in the Villages, Florida.

Katherine V. Dillon (1916-2005) was a chief warrant officer, United States Air Force (retired), and longtime collaborator with Gordon W. Prange and Donald M. Goldstein on their work. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

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