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From a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and bestselling author a revealing account of the events surrounding the day that t. Were we surprised by the attack on Pearl HarborNo Were we surprised by the damage it didyes I read this book starting December 7th The 75th anniversary of the attack How fitting a day to start a book The day of World War II for the United States We knew the Kido Butai had set sail We had cracked all their codes We heard their radio dispatches Our allies even warned us based off of their intelligence Best to let the attack come to solve that isolationist problem of oursWhat we were dead wrong about was the effectiveness of the Imperial Japanese Navy We assumed the backwards oriental would be no match for us The Japanese air arm was fantastic Their pilots among the highest uality in the world Their torpedoes the dreaded Long Lance was the finest and set to run easily in the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor The bomb that smashed through and detonated the magazine of the ARIZONA was a falling battleship round Their Navy specially trained to sail in stormy conditions and night time would continue to deal death and destruction in the Solomons and other areas Japan would be defeated but it would be a Long Island hopping war It would end in Atomic fireballs Pearl Harbor was the result of arrogance No one would dare attack us The US is far too powerful Have we heard this before I am still amazed to this day to live on Ford Island epicenter of the attack I actually have bullet holes in front of my house I wonder if the pilot survived what was to comeRest In Peace sailors and Marines from Pearl Harbor

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Knew about the attack but remained silent for political reasons and the conspiracy afterward to hide the facts Photographs. Very in depth book about the true events surrounding the tragedy in Pearl Harbor A must read for any one with an interest in the events around WWII Pearl Harbour could have EASILY been avoided and it s not as easy as pointing the finger at one person

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He Japanese military launched a sneak attack on US forces stationed in Pearl Harbor Includes evidence that top US officials. So we all know the basics of Pearl Harbor right On December 7 1941 that date that will live in infamy the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor taking it totally by surprise and killing thousands and also launching the US into World War IIOnly what if that wasn t exactly what happened What if FDR knew that the Japanese would be attacking Pearl Harbor but didn t pass that information along to the commanders there Why on earth would he do that you ask Perhaps he saw Japan developing as a power that would threaten Western civilization yet felt the American public neither fully appreciated this threat nor were prepared to go to war against it But if that power attacked them in a major way they might then support going to warThat s the premise of Infamy and it s not just John Toland s speculation he backs it up with various committee hearings and reports none of which are common knowledge today at least that I know ofAnd there is plenty here to read officers changed testimonies tales of FDR telling relatives at dinner on December 6 that we would be going to war the next day etc Upon hearing of FDR s death General MacArthur comments Well the Old Man has gone a man who never told the truth when a lie would suffice Despite this book being filled with dozens of commanders and military high ups most of which I never could keep straight I found it fascinating to peer back into history and contemplate that much of what we know may in reality be far from the truth Marriage by Deception you ask Perhaps he saw Japan developing as a power that would threaten Western civilization A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House yet felt the American public neither fully appreciated this threat nor were prepared to go to war against it But if that power attacked them in a major way they might then support going to warThat s the premise of Infamy and it s not just John Toland s speculation he backs it up with various committee hearings and reports none of which are common knowledge today at least that I know ofAnd there is plenty here to read officers changed testimonies tales of FDR telling relatives at dinner on December 6 that we would be going to war the next day etc Upon hearing of FDR s death General MacArthur comments Well the Old Man has gone a man who never told the truth when a lie would suffice Despite this book being filled with dozens of commanders and military high ups most of which I never could keep straight I found it fascinating to peer back into history and contemplate that much of what we know may in reality be far from the truth


10 thoughts on “Infamy Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath

  1. says:

    Were we surprised by the attack on Pearl HarborNo Were we surprised by the damage it didyes I read this book starting December 7th The 75th anniversary of the attack How fitting a day to start a book The day of World War II for the United States We knew the Kido Butai had set sail We had cracked all their codes We heard their radio dispatches Our allies even warned us based off of their intelligence Best to let the attack come to

  2. says:

    This book is not much about the Japanese 'surprise' attack on Pearl Harbor It is about the several hearings about

  3. says:

    The accepted theory of the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor which plunged the US into WWII is that it indeed was a surprise Pu

  4. says:

    Since I have been reading books about the attack on Pearl Harbor for decades I was aware of this book Infamy Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath by John Toland practically since it was published I couldn't remember whether I had already read it And because it was published in 1984 I wondered if it would be worth reading or re reading since so many books have been published since based on newly released information But upon f

  5. says:

    So we all know the basics of Pearl Harbor right? On December 7 1941 that “date that will live in infamy” the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor taking it totally by surprise and killing thousands and also launching the US into World War IIOnly what if that wasn’t exactly what happened? What if FDR knew that the Japanese would be attacking Pearl Harbor but didn’t pass that information along to the commande

  6. says:

    While Toland does write interestingly this is another case of revisionist history which seeks to bring up conspiracy and is made of flimsy material I'm not interested in finishing it I do feel bad for the families of Kimmel and Short the two men which Toland attempt to exonerate from being involved in favor of Washington conspiring against Pearl Harbor

  7. says:

    Very in depth book about the true events surrounding the tragedy in Pearl Harbor A must read for any one with an interest

  8. says:

    The December 7 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was hardly over before the public began to wonder how the US could have been caught so unawares The Roberts Commission investigation Dec 18 1941 to Jan 23 1942 concluded that Gener

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    Yes the United States did foresee war with Japan during WWIIAdmiral JO Richardson The admiral said he was going to tell a story that the lieutenant could regard as a parable Assume Richardson said you were the lea

  10. says:

    It was a surprise to me just how suspicious FDR's political opponents Republicans were about who knew what and when about the attack on Pearl Harbor right from the beginning Contrary to my previous beliefs the country was hardly unified in going to war even after Pearl Harbor and that uestions were asked as to how the u