Operation Snow

Operation Snow

by John Koster

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Operation Snow by John Koster

Americans have long debated the cause of the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Many have argued that the attack was a brilliant Japanese military coup, or a failure of U.S. intelligence agencies, or even a conspiracy of the Roosevelt administration. But despite the attention historians have paid to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the truth about that fateful day has remained a mystery—until now. In Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor, author John Koster uses recently declassified evidence and never-before-translated documents to tell the real story of the day that FDR memorably declared would live in infamy, forever. Operation Snow shows how Joseph Stalin and the KGB used a vast network of double-agents and communist sympathizers—most notably, Harry Dexter White—to lead Japan into war against the United States, demonstrating incontestable Soviet involvement behind the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A thrilling tale of espionage, mystery and war, Operation Snow will forever change the way we think about Pearl Harbor and World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621572923
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Series: World War II Collection Series
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 836,723
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Koster writes frequently on American history. He is the author of The Road to Wounded Knee , which won the Sigma Delta Chi award for distinguished public service, and Custer Survivor , and has written for many historical publications, including Military History , American Heritage , and American History. Koster, a U.S. Army veteran, is fluent in half a dozen languages, and lives in New Jersey with his wife Shizuko Obo, an award-winning children’s author.

Table of Contents

Cast of Characters xi

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Meeting of Masterminds 1

Chapter 2 Agent of Influence 9

Chapter 3 Red Star vs. Rising Sun 23

Chapter 4 Eastern Thunder, Northern Frostbite 31

Chapter 5 The May Memorandum 37

Chapter 6 War Plan Orange 53

Chapter 7 Killing Off the Cabinet 75

Chapter 8 The Final Countdown 105

Chapter 9 The November Memorandum 115

Chapter 10 The Korean Cassandra 141

Chapter 11 The Search for Scapegoats 153

Chapter 12 Nemesis 165

Chapter 13 Check and Checkmate 203

Acknowledgments 217

A Note on Sources 219

Bibliography 225

Index 239

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