The Pearl Harbor Papers: Inside the Japanese Plans

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Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
Potomac Books, Incorporated, 1999 - History - 384 pages
The Pearl Harbor Papers comprises the original Japanese documents related to the attack of December 7, 1941. Donald M. Goldstein, the dean of Pearl Harbor historians, and his frequent collaborator, Katherine V. Dillon, explain and place into context secret plans, battle group histories, and intimate letters and diary extracts of the key Japanese naval officers. It also features a reproduction of one of the most important documents of the war--the top-secret map drawn by the attack's lead pilot, Mitsuo Fuchida, to show Emperor Hirohito the battle's results. The Pearl Harbor Papers puts readers inside the Japanese thought process leading up to, during, and after the battle that changed the world.

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About the author (1999)

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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