Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath

Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath

by John Toland

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Bestselling author and historian John Toland’s expertise and skill as a narrator were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping Rising Sun. In Infamy, Toland extends and corrects his account of the events leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, addressing persistent questions: Could FDR have engineered a conspiracy to get the US into the War? Did high-level military and civilian leaders lie under oath? Were the wrong men held culpable in order to protect Washington? Accessing formerly secret government, military, and diplomatic records--including the account of the then anonymous and controversial “Seaman Z”—Toland masterfully  reevaluates what we know about this infamous act of aggression against the US.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101872840
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 726,598
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

John Toland, the author of fifteen works of history and fiction, including Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, received the Pulitzer Prize for his magisterial Rising Sun: The Decline of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945. Mr. Toland died in 2004.

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Infamy 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all of the revisionists John Toland comes across as perhaps the least intelligent. His claims that the Japanese broke radio silence have been descredited by serious researchers for many years now, especially in light of the information gleaned from the Japanese after the war. Perhaps his most idiotic claim is that George Marshall was part of the conspiracy (the purpose of which Toland never explains) to withhold information from Pearl Harbor because he was a military man and had to follow orders. Toland apparently is unfamiliar with military law - it is illegal to obey an illegal order, which such an order certainly would be. We executed a few Nazis after WWII who also 'just followed orders.' Nobody, including FDR, could influence MArshall to do something he would have found immoral. Toland apparently didn't know Marshall very well. I wonder why Toland thinks Pearl Harbor hadn't been warned? Apparently those war warning messages and messages that the Japanese were destroying their codes and code machines in Washington weren't considered warnings by Toland's standards. If you want a good book about Pearl harbor, one that tells everything that happened before and after, read At Dawn We Slept or The Verdict of History by Gordon Prange, et al. Don't waste your money on Toland's non-history. His arguments are annihilated in Prange's texts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago