by. Gordon W. Prange. · Rating details · 2, ratings · 96 reviews. Decades after the attack that plunged America into WWII, At Dawn We Slept remains the. Gordon William Prange (July 16, – May 15, ) was the author of several World War II Several became New York Times bestsellers, including At Dawn We Slept and Miracle at Midway. Prange’s Tora! Tora! Tora!, published in. At dawn we slept: the untold story of Pearl Harbor / Gordon W. Prange ; in collaboration with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon Prange, Gordon W.

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Regardless, their reputations were severly damaged and their careers ended. The Twelve Days to the Attack. Although I am interested in WW2, and Japan past and present I found it quite a dry read even for a non-fiction book.

For Japanese planning and actions prior to the the attack it is useful as a reference. Data on Goodreads does not match my copy.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I would enjoy a book that covers all the topics enclosed herein with a little less detail. Jan 03, David rated it it was amazing.

It is a lesson about life: This gave the Navy a large slice of uncontrolled power and helped build up the psychology, prevalent in both armed services, that the country existed to support the military, rather than vice versa So, once you’ve seen something it isn’t easy to find it again.

Verify that your superiors truely understand what you are doing and verify that you truely understand what your subordinates are doing. Rather, Prange and his co-authors choose to follow Admiral Kimmel, and his efforts to redeem himself.

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Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. Interesting but gets bogged down in details that aren’t important. Pages with related products. The American military situation in Hawaii, and the details of the attack, which destroyed or heavily damaged a dozen and a half of American ships including eight battleshipsdestroyed over aircraft and led to the deaths of 2, Americans in a little ag than two hours that Sunday morning in are among the most interesting sections of the book.

They had earlier pranhe reduced in rank and removed from their commands. His parents were Al, a blacksmith and his wife Johanna.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Neither Short nor Kimmel were privy to the Honolulu intercepts of Japanese coded transmissions, which were translated daily, and delivered to a gorron select few.

Jul 15, Alex Jutte rated it liked it. While Yamamoto and Genda were working out the logistics, including torpedo tactics that would work in Pearl’s shallow waters, the Japanese were simultaneously lulling America into a diplomatic sense of security well, security is too strong a word; it lulled America into thinking it had more time before war.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. But when the book covered well-documented vordon in history, it drew me in so that I almost felt I was th Extremely well-documented book that details the events leading to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in See and discover other items: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. When censorship of the Japanese media by Allied Forces was lifted in and the Civil Censorship Detachment disestablished, Professor Prange, recognizing the historical significance of the CCD material, arranged for its shipment to the University of Maryland. If we concentrate on Japan first we might lose our base of England.


In he married Anne Root, a professor’s daughter from Iowa City. As intense and absorbing as a sept novel, At Dawn We Slept is an unparalleled, exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor that is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. May 19, Maggie rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t know if the fiction is due to Prange or the writers.

Lots of lessons to be taken away, still applicable in today’s world where a plethora of sensors and endless streams of intelligence appear to reduce the potential for surprise, but maybe those advances only lull us into a false sense of dawj.

Also, I found it very annoying that they used [sic] so often when the text was grammatically incorrect, especially since Prange misused forms of bring and take.

Eventually, Prange’s collaborators created a trilogy on Pearl Harbor: Dillon Limited preview – I would reccommend “A Matter of Honor” after reading this book for a really full view of events leading up to the attack.

Also, the story and characters on both sides. There is always the “other story” behind every Pearl Harbor history.

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Dec 11, Nicholas Bobbitt rated it really liked it. You do not currently have access to this article. Mar 09, Stephen P rated it really liked it Shelves: