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The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable [NOOK Book]

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Did U.S. intelligence know of Japan's coming attack on Pearl Harbor? Did President Roosevelt know? If so, why did he withhold warnings from the commanders in Hawaii? The answers are embedded in the cogent analysis of The Pearl Harbor Myth. Based on voluminous data that does not appear in other books on the topic, it discusses in detail Roosevelt's developing strategy-both military and diplomatic-and his secret alliances to save the world from Hitler. It contains a wealth of fresh material on secret diplomacy; on ...
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The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable

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Overview

Did U.S. intelligence know of Japan's coming attack on Pearl Harbor? Did President Roosevelt know? If so, why did he withhold warnings from the commanders in Hawaii? The answers are embedded in the cogent analysis of The Pearl Harbor Myth. Based on voluminous data that does not appear in other books on the topic, it discusses in detail Roosevelt's developing strategy-both military and diplomatic-and his secret alliances to save the world from Hitler. It contains a wealth of fresh material on secret diplomacy; on secret military strategy, planning, and intelligence; and on disguised combat operations that began six months before the Pearl Harbor attack.
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". . . .well researched and gives a very clear picture of how and why the Pearl Harbor myth was created."

"Victor's book is long on evidence and data and will give even experts in the history of the Pearl Harbor disaster much to think about—and to rethink."

“A very informative addition to recent literature that reveals the consequences from mismanagement of intelligence information in Washington that permitted the attackers to achieve surprise. Dr. Victor provides unique information on President Roosevelt’s policy formulations and implementing actions against Japan that paralleled his many initiatives to enter the war against Hitler. Highly recommended.”

“I came to this reading belonging to the skeptical school of thought regarding Washington’s alleged prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Yet after reading this book, I am moved, at the very least, to strongly reconsider my previous reflexive rejection of this thesis. The Pearl Harbor Myth succeeds in putting in an accessible form the more tangible aspects of the various conspiracy theories. Instead of dwelling on extremes of speculation, it contents itself with arranging and pointing out the more undisputable evidence in a global context. In this sense, it may set the framework for future Pearl Harbor debates.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597973359
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/31/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 925,942
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

George Victor is the author of Hitler: The Pathology of Evil (Brassey's, Inc., 1998), which Library Journal called "fascinating and extremely lucid" and Choice cited as "highly recommended." He lives in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Birth of a Myth     1
Establishing the Myth     17
Warnings of the Pearl Harbor Attack     29
Challenges to the Myth     53
Secrecy and Cover-Up     61
The Accused     81
Background to War Between Japan and the United States     113
Japan's Moves to Dominate East Asia     125
Roosevelt's Tentative Moves against Germany     133
Secret Alliance and Undeclared War     165
Countdown in Washington: The July Turning Point     187
Countdown in Tokyo     217
Countdown in Washington: The November Turning Point     239
Awaiting the Blow     263
Afterword: History and the Unthinkable     293
Notes     305
References     329
Index     345
About the Author     355

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