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The Resource Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey

Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey

Label
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack
Title
Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Title remainder
the twelve days to the attack
Statement of responsibility
Steve Twomey
Title variation
12 days to the attack
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy,"--NoveList
  • "In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in US Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger--but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. ln a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence unit had lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he hadn't even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and ego clashes. Through remarkable characters and impeccable detail, Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people--even smart, experienced, talented people--look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus, turning the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking-time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twomey, Steve
Dewey number
940.54/26693
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.92
LC item number
.T86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Military intelligence
  • United States
  • Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Armed Forces
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military intelligence
  • Politics and government
  • War
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476776460
Lccn
2016019080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
  • ocn953164642
  • (OCoLC)953164642
Label
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476776460
Lccn
2016019080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations
System control number
  • ocn953164642
  • (OCoLC)953164642

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