Tora! Tora! Tora!: Pearl Harbor 1941

Tora! Tora! Tora!: Pearl Harbor 1941

by Mark Stille, Jim Laurier, Tim Brown
     
 

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In the early hours of December 7, 1941, the Japanese First Air Fleet launched a massive air-strike against the American Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Supported by a group of midget submarines, the attack gutted the American battleship fleet but, owing to a lack of intelligence, the American aircraft carriers they hoped to destroy were not present.

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In the early hours of December 7, 1941, the Japanese First Air Fleet launched a massive air-strike against the American Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Supported by a group of midget submarines, the attack gutted the American battleship fleet but, owing to a lack of intelligence, the American aircraft carriers they hoped to destroy were not present. In this new study of the raid, Mark Stille reexamines the political context of the attack and the intelligence operations of both sides, and gives a detailed analysis of all the major events during the battle. Backed with numerous photographs, diagrams, maps, and artwork, this book is a complete study of the Japanese attack that awoke 'the sleeping giant'.

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“Mark Stille brings his insights, expertise, and superb research into play to show us just exactly what went on during this 'day of infamy'... It was a book that I found to dispel myths and open my eyes to the events of the day. Most highly recommended.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

“It opened my eyes and changed my view about a few things, especially Yamamoto ... The selection of photographs is excellent. The maps are clear and informative, the artwork is exceptional. I absolutely recommend this book!” —Frederick Boucher, AeroScale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849089043
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Series:
Raid , #26
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
129,074
File size:
44 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in history from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

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