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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Jan 17, Paulcbry rated it it was amazing. Penguin Books- History – pages.

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No stone is left unturned, and I got bored with seeing the same old dirt underneath. Archived from the original on 23 June Gordon Prange was a history professor who served in the Navy for 9 years.

Want to Read saving…. At Pearl Harbor, it’s not that we were sleeping, but that all the stars aligned for Japan.

At Dawn We Slept

With that in mind, and inspired by HBO’s miniseries The PacificI pulled At Dawn We Slept down off my shelf, where it has sat since it was purchased at a used book store many, many years ago. Prange researched Pearl Harbor for 37 years. The Twelve Days to the Attack. However, whole chapters could be deleted as they essentially repeat the same information in a new layout, or offer very little to the overall picture of the Hawaii Operation.


Apr 22, Erik Graff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The materials arrived at the University in I would not recommend this book to the casual reader of war history as it distorts the facts and will distort the view of the reader who has not read many books on the subject.

There were books funded by the government ruling party to revise history in order to cover for those in the government who were responsible for Pearl Harbor, ie, Morrison, Whohlstetter, and am still looking for wwe financed this eawn.

As intense and absorbing as a suspense Open Preview See a Problem? On the US side, I was amaz An ambitious, academic work on the causes, reasons, outcomes and aftermaths of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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. They gambled and won. University of Maryland Libraries. Write a customer review.

If any of these things or others had occurred, the attack might have been a disaster for the Japanese. His ultimate lesson, though, made explicit in the book, was that the “unexpected can happen and often does. It is filled with the incredible research done by Gordon Prange over almost 40 years, tracing down not only written information in letters, diaries, newspapers, magazines, and government records, but finding and interviewing well over people, both in the U.


As early as October 11 Japan chose the date of December 7 Hawaii time for the attack.

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This was the Japanese goal. This text is such an incredible source of historical information regarding Pearl Harbor.

The events of that day hit home for me on a personal level,because I have in my collection a navy death notification telegram for a sailor killed on that day.

When given the opportunity, he advocated for it forcefully. There arose one of the great American conspiracy obsessions.

At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

Sep 29, Jerry M rated it liked it Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. Much attention is paid to the issue of culpability as regards both the US naval and army commands as well as the administration of President Roosevelt itself. That Kimmel and Short, two very successful professionals, could arrive at these significant positions of responsibility and yet not effectively assess the defense gaps and shortfalls on Oahu, or be prescient enough given the context of US-Japanese relations, amazes.