Academic journal article Military Review

Pearl Harbor Betrayed: The True Story of a Man and a Nation under Attack

Academic journal article Military Review

Pearl Harbor Betrayed: The True Story of a Man and a Nation under Attack

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PEARL HARBOR BETRAYED: The True Story of a Man and a Nation under Attack, Michael Gannon, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2001, 282 pages, $27.50.

For 60 years, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been an endless source of debate, and the questions the attack raises are compelling. How could it have happened? What more could have been done to prevent it? Who was principally to blame? How much did the U.S. Government know? Was there a conspiracy to bring the country into World War 11? These questions have of course been addressed considerably in the past 6 decades, and one might ask what more needs to be said? In Pearl Harbor Betrayed: The True Story of a Man and a Nation under Attack Michael Gannon once more explores, dissects, and effectively answers these questions.

Gannon, the author of several other books on military and history topics, has raised the bar with this book. During his extensive research, which took over 6 years, he delved into the National Archives for written military orders. The result is a comprehensive account of what is known about Pearl Harbor and differentiates it from the hearsay and myths that have appeared since 1941.

Gannon devotes much of his attention to two senior commanders-- Admiral Husband Kimmel and Lieutenant General Walter Short-who commanded U.S. Navy and U. …

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