by. Gordon W. Prange. · Rating details · 2, ratings · 96 reviews. Decades after the attack that plunged America into WWII, At Dawn We Slept remains the. Gordon William Prange (July 16, – May 15, ) was the author of several World War II Several became New York Times bestsellers, including At Dawn We Slept and Miracle at Midway. Prange’s Tora! Tora! Tora!, published in. At dawn we slept: the untold story of Pearl Harbor / Gordon W. Prange ; in collaboration with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon Prange, Gordon W.

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For Japanese planning slpt actions prior to the the attack it is useful as a reference. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, daan, and education by publishing worldwide. The attacks on Admiral Kimmel and General Short for not being prepared for the attack was uncalled for and based on testimony of several Officers after the fact who were covering their own backsides by saying that the Hawaiian commanders should have known what their order meant rather than what the orders said.

At Dawn We Slept

At Pearl Harbor, it’s not that we were sleeping, but that all the stars aligned for Japan. Prange’s scholarship is unequaled. Dec 11, Nicholas Bobbitt rated it really liked it. Also, the story and characters on both sides. All of that stands as a relatively indifferent prologue to an unequivocal endorsement of a book that has no peer in the genre of narrative history based on first-person accounts. Pranhe Untold Story of Pearl Harbor.

Keeping ships and airplanes confined into the smallest area allows concentration of security forces guarding against potential saboteurs. Instead, all these different people had sldpt pieces of the puzzle. I have read it twice since and should do so again soon. Fortunately for us, they didn’t take a long view, and their mistakes – failing to bag America’s carriers, failing to bomb the oil tanks – were far more damaging than any American shortcomings.


It is not just a history.

Retrieved from ” https: Oct 30, Jeff rated it liked it Shelves: On a personal note, the book was too inclusive. It holds your interest despite being HUGE. The Twelve Days to the Attack. Prange’s title implies that America was caught napping. The account is so detailed that it can become laborious. Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The editors did the reader no favors by putting in all that was gathered. The sheer volume of detail can overwhelm the reader. I can’t imagine a better book on the subject unless we ever get some files released that reveal conspiracy theory type info.

At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

He had grown to eminence in an atmosphere of clear-cut quid pro quo. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I had always those clever Churchill had talked us into it.

It was one of the top men in the Navy. He perceived Pearl Harbor as a knockout punch — damage and temporary containment. Lots of lessons to be taken away, still applicable in today’s world where a plethora of sensors and endless streams of intelligence appear to reduce the potential for surprise, but maybe those advances only lull us into a gorodn sense of security.

Two of his former students conducted the task of editing Prange’s twelve thousand typed pages of daan into this book. Yet one cannot wonder that Kimmel turned almost morbid.


There were those who felt Kimmel and Short were scapegoated; others who point out that the ultimate responsibility for failure in a military operation falls to the commanding officers on the ground. We simply refuse to acknowledge, at the time or since, the fact that anyone else might be capable of outflanking or out-thinking us on a tactical or strategic level. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it prangd second life. In he married Anne Root, a professor’s daughter from Iowa City.

Buy the selected items together This item: Account Options Sign in. Clearly written and well paced.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Prange takes a long, hard look at President Roosevelt’s relationship with Japan and implies that FDR all but goaded the empire into bombing the Hawaiian base.

I don’t know if the fiction is due pranhe Prange or the writers. Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The weakness of the book is that the American side isn’t that compelling and because he describes the actions that Americans were taking before the attack and then describes the testimony of the participants in the various investigations, there is a lot of repetition.

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