On the US side, I was amazed to see that bureaucracy and partisanship is nothing new and existed even during the unifying events of the war. The book started on 1940; I’d like to have gone back to the 1920s.I just couldn’t finish this. Some people fall in love. November 7th 1981 This tells of the motives and planning of the Japanese military to attack the United States Naval base.You've gotta like history (in minute detail), but if you do, this is your book.Interesting but gets bogged down in details that aren't importantI just couldn’t finish this.
After reading this book I felt I could have written a Phd thesis on Pearl Harbor. Sent to Japan in 1945 as a member of the American Occupation Forces, after completing his Navy service he continued in Japan as a civilian from 1946 to 1951 as chief of General Douglas MacArthur's 100-person historical staff. —Chicago Sun-Times. The other big issue I had is the rather deceptive title. This is the third time I have read this book.
Based on 37 years of intense research & countless interviews, & incorporating previously untranslated documents, At Dawn We Slept is history with the dramatic sweep of a martial epic.As the description indicates, this is an exhaustive account of the Pearl Harbor attack. The details, except for the actual attack itself, are excruciating dry. As the ebook operates on my iPad that operates on the latest version of IOS-10, the note is hidden in a _tiny_ font above the top of a blank page which can only be accessed by dragging the page down and squinting hard at the text. Of the 81 chapters, maybe 6 of them deal with the actual attack. At dawn we slept : the untold story of Pearl Harbor by Prange, Gordon William, 1910-; Goldstein, Donald M; Dillon, Katherine V. Publication date 1981 Topics Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Publisher New York : McGraw-Hill Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Finally, there are numerous names and personalities to keep straight and one wishes that there was some easy-to-check list of dramatis personae to access to keep them straight as one reads. Click Download or Read Online button to get at dawn we slept book now.
On September 15, 1978, the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland passed a motion to name the collection the 'Gordon W. Prange Collection: The Allied Presence in Japan, 1945-1952.'
Much attention is paid to the issue of culpability as regards both the US naval and army commands as well as the administration of President Roosevelt itself.
Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. This is the third time I have read this book. Turns out, though, I didn’t need a book this thorough; it gets incredibly repetitive. However it isn’t a casual read.
As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. By far the most interesting for me was part 3 examining the multiple investigations of why the US was caught napping and unprepared for what many viewed as an obvious target of Japan as tenWeighing in at over 750 pages this is a dense, encyclopedic examination of the attack of Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese point of view.