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The Resource Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey

Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey

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Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack
Title
Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Title remainder
the twelve days to the attack
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Steve Twomey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor-the warnings, clues and missteps-by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are being taken, but never check to see if they are. A key intelligence officer wants more warnings sent, but he is on the losing end of a bureaucratic battle and can't get the message out. American sleuths have pierced Japan's most vital diplomatic code, and Washington believes it has a window on the enemy's soul-but it does not. In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships at the heart of America's seafaring power, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet tries to figure out how much danger he really faces. His intelligence unit has lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumes they are resting in a port far away. The admiral thinks Pearl is too shallow for torpedoes, so he never puts up a barrier. As he frets, a Japanese spy is counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions, and racist ones: The Japanese aren't very good aviators and they don't have the nerve or the skill to attempt a strike so far from their home. There were misunderstandings, conflicting desires, painful choices. And there was a naval officer who, on his very first mission as captain of his very first ship, did exactly the right thing. His warning could have averted disaster, but his superiors reacted too leisurely. Japanese planes arrived moments later. Twomey's telescoping of the twelve days leading to the attack unravels the crucial characters and moments, and produces an edge-of-your seat drama with fascinating details about America at this moment in its history. By the end, the reader understands how assumption is the root of disaster, and how sometimes a gamble pays off
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10540008
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DLC
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Twomey, Steve
Dewey number
940.54/26693
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.92
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military intelligence
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the twelve days to the attack
Label
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476776507
Lccn
2016040066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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7edaf336-7dc8-451b-bb01-855e36e7f3fd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2215784
  • (OCoLC)957581530
  • ocn957581530
  • 2215784
Label
Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack, Steve Twomey
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476776507
Lccn
2016040066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7edaf336-7dc8-451b-bb01-855e36e7f3fd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2215784
  • (OCoLC)957581530
  • ocn957581530
  • 2215784

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