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Pearl Harbor Papers : Inside the Japanese Plans - Donald M. Goldstein

Pearl Harbor Papers

Inside the Japanese Plans

By: Donald M. Goldstein (Editor), Katherine V. Dillon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9781574882223
Number Of Pages: 384

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From PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: Edited by the coauthors of At Dawn We Slept (with the late Gordon Prange), this is an invaluable collection of Japanese primary source material pertaining to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Included are monographs by Commander Minoru Genda, the tactical genius behind the attack; letters of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who conceived the operation and pushed it through to acceptance; plus detailed war diaries that cover shipboard activities throughout the voyage to Hawaii, the December 7, 1941, attack itself, and the return voyage home. Perhaps the most remarkable document is an extended report titled "An Intimate Look at the Japanese Navy," in which "official" Japanese historian Masataka Chihaya reviews the imperial Navy's successes and failures, assesses tactics and weapons used in the war and concludes with a devastating critique of leadership blunders. The volume sets to rest the argument that FDR knew of an imminent attack because American code-breakers monitored the task force's messages; the documents establish unequivocally that radio silence was maintained. A veritable treasure trove for scholars and Pacific War buffs, this collection also includes the after-action map prepared for Emperor Hirohito, which has only recently been recovered.

Prefacep. vii
Plans and Preparations for the Pearl Harbor Attack
Introductionp. 1
How the Japanese Task Force Idea Materializedp. 4
Affidavit of Minoru Gendap. 13
Analysis No. 1 of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Operation AIp. 17
Analysis No. 2 of the Pearl Harbor Attackp. 32
Diary of Rear Adm. Giichi Nakahara, Extracts, 11 August 1941-1 January 1942p. 45
Extracts from Diary and Duty Book of Capt. Shigeshi Uchidap. 76
Extracts from Diary and Papers of Comdr. Sadamu Sanagip. 86
Pearl Harbor Operations: General Outline of Orders and Plansp. 91
Letters of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Introductionp. 111
Letters from Yamamotop. 113
Two Letters Written by Admiral Yamamoto That Were Considered Sufficient to Indicate His Personal Character (12 March 1947)p. 124
"Admiral Yamamoto's Sweetheart"p. 126
Pearl Harbor
Introductionp. 135
Rengo Kantai (Combined Fleet), Extractsp. 137
Conquer the Pacific Ocean Aboard Destroyer Akigumo: War Diary of the Hawaiian Battlep. 169
War Diary of the 5th Carrier Division, 1-31 December 1941p. 220
War Diary of the 1st Destroyer Squadron, 1-31 December 1941p. 237
War Diary of the 3d Battleship Division, 4-25 December 1941p. 253
Submarine Operations, Extracts, December 1941-April 1942p. 264
Japanese Study of the Pearl Harbor Operationp. 278
Aftermath
An Intimate Look at the Japanese Navyp. 312
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9781574882223
ISBN-10: 1574882228
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.27  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.55

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