I purchased this book because it promised to bring history alive. Instead it rewrote history. To the casual reader who is not familiar with events of December 7, this a major disservice. I am currently reading part 2 days of infamy and am hoping that I will again be disappointed by rewriting of history.
The performance was over acted. If it was a crime the reader would be in jail
The story was ruined by the rewriting of actual historical facts.
One may or may not like Newt Gingrich as a politician but he is a qualified historian and this take on the possible is very well done.
As far as the narrator, William Dufris is, IMHO, Audible's very best narrator. His accents are amazing. I will buy any book he narrates if it is even close to a book that i might like.
Wasn't just America
A little less routing for one side or the other
As a student of the Pacific front it gave me more insight into the other side
Not as good as the lost regiment books by Forstchen but still a good read. My understanding is that most of the book is factual, deviating near the end from actual events. I suspect the next book will deviate even more as the changes from the first book ripple. This book has definitely left me wanting to re-study these events and those leading up. And, I'm looking forward to the next book, Days of Infamy.
I always think in my head what would hav happened in a battle if. They wrote about it and made it interesting and beleivable.
This should have been a great book, the right authors,a great topic; instead in my view it was overly long, trite,endless repitition, far to long to get to the point, I am sorry I bought this book, the only redeeming feature as the narration, first class but not strong enough to save this book. Alonzo
The novel follows 3 main characters: an American Naval Intelligence Officer, a British spy, and a Japanese pilot. I enjoyed the history and character development, but I did not expect it to end with the Japanese doing MORE damage to Pearl Harbor than what was actually done. Definitely leaves you on a down note.