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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Prange was an expert on Europe and fluent in German,so he was of course,ordered to Japan. The problem Kimmel faced was that he did not have the aircraft for a systematic search. Prange died on May 15, in Baltimore, Maryland from cancer.

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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Retrieved from ” https: A thread of distrust of big- government authority, which still runs through the political landscape, was present in the criticism. A very thorough telling of the steps Japan took to launch the Pearl Harbor attack. Kimmel and Short followed their orders implicitly as written but were scapegoated for the disaster by those responsible. Write a customer review.

It got really old. This is made all the more disconcerting since so much time was dedicated to them in the early stages. I’ve been fortunate enough to have met a lot of WWII veterans over the course of my life, and the best of them have an introspective approach to the war and their former adversaries.

The constant diatribe on ‘revisionists’, that is, those that say Japan was maneuvered in to the attack and possibly knew it would be Pearl Harbor.

In the wake of the disaster, everyone wanted to assign blame to the officials who created this humiliation. Probably the best researched book I have ever read. I have read it twice since and should do so again soon. It takes on the subject from all different points of view, the Navy, the Army, the politicians, and the Japanese. I would reccommend “A Matter of Honor” after reading this book for a really full view of events leading up to the attack.

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Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 75th anniversary December 7, of the “date which will live in infamy” At 7: Having known many men and women who served in World War Two in our Armed Forces, and many of their grand children and great grandchildren who serve today, it is their willingness to stand ready, to fight when called, and to die when absolutely necessary, that we have our freedoms and rights that we enjoy today.

Goldstein, and Katherine V. Mar 27, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: The lips are full, clean-cut, under a straight prominent nose Instead of installing torpedo nets, sending out air patrols, and preparing to repel an attack, Kimmel and Short Short especially were obsessed with sabotage and fifth columnists. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Gordon W. Prange

At Pearl Harbor, it’s not that we were sleeping, but that all the stars aligned for Slpet. Instead, like Waterloo before it, it has become a metaphor, and worse, political shorthand for those with limited intellect looking for maximum effect. All this does is iterate what we’ve already read.

Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Even so, it is an excellent read for prxnge serious interested in the attack.

Extremely well-documented book that details the events leading to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in He taught history at the University of Maryland from until his death. Sep 24, Kevin Abele rated it liked it. Neither Short nor Kimmel were privy to the Sept intercepts of Japanese coded transmissions, which were translated daily, and delivered to a very select few.

It was very informative. Very objective approach to the subject. We’ll no doubt be seeing new revelations contained in new titles of books about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor insince this event, and all of the resulting World War II, will continue to fascinate us.


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No one, dadn, will duplicate the exhaustive, original research conducted by Gordon Prange after the war. Women at the Wheel: But when the book covered well-documented moments in history, it drew me in so that I almost felt I was th Extremely well-documented book that details the events leading to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in Several thousand miles of seperation can allow experienced, competent leaders to misinterpret vital information with fatal results.

Instead, there were dozens of indicators that the Japanese were planning something, including information, days before the attack, that the Japanese were burning their codes. Since that initial release there have been subsequent releases that document the facts that Japan was maneuvered into the war and that the powers that were knew it would be Pearl Harbor with sufficient time to warn the fleet. I have looked for evidence of who funded this book dasn didn’t find anything.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Inhe was granted a leave of absence from the University to embark on a wartime career as an officer in the United States Slepy. These practices presented easy targets for destruction by Japanese bombs and torpedoes. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. You hear gordin the same mistakes over and over and over.

At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

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Email alerts New issue alert. At Dawn We Slept: The attacks on Admiral Kimmel and General Short for not being prepared for the attack was cawn 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 pange orders said. But this book is likely best suited for history buffs versus casual readers.