Gordon Prange devoted his life to understanding our war with Japan. He saw Pearl Harbor for what it was: a military classic, one of the great surprise attacks in history. He also saw it is a warning to keep us from an even more dread opening blow.
Prange was well suited to his task. As former chief of the Historical Section in Japan under General MacArthur, he interviews virtually every surviving Japanese officer who took part in the Pearl Harbor operation, as well as every important U.S. source.
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Table of ContentsAt 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget.
Author Biography: Gordon W. Prange (1910-1980) served during World War II as an officer in the naval reserve and, during the occupation of Japan, served in the General Headquarters as a civilian. He was chief of General Douglas McArthur's G-2 Historical Section and director of the Military History Section. He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death.