Category: History: U.S.: 20th Century
Copyright/published Year: 2017 by Simon & Schuster
Binding: trade pap
In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the ì most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible ì danger-but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions ì were being taken, but never checked to be sure.
In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the ì battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess ì whether the threat was real. His intelligence had lost track of ì Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting ì in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too ì shallow for torpedoes; he never even put up a barrier. As he ì fretted, a Japanese spy was counting warships in the harbor and ì reporting to Tokyo.
There were false assumptions and racist ones, ì misunderstandings, infighting, and clashes between egos. Through ì remarkable characters and impeccable details, Pulitzer ì Prize-winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and ì blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells ì the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why ì people-even smart, experienced, talented people-look down at ì their feet when they should be scanning the sky.
This book is 'remaindered' and may have marks on the cover and/or bottom of pages and is in ' like new' condition.
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