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Examines the underlying causes of Pearl Harbor and the revisionist theories that high officials knew of the attack. Gordon W. Prange is the author of Miracle at Midway and At Dawn We Slept. This title is the sequel to At Dawn We Slept.

©1986 Anne Prange and Prange Enterprises, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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History lessons for the future

The last chapter was the best, would not be meaningful without the rest of the book. It is a wonderful followup to At Dawn We Slept.

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Exhaustive and only for the Most Inquisitive

A substantive overview of every aspect of the American side of the Pearl Harbor attack, ranging across intelligence, personnel in PH, personnel in DC, messages, decisions, orders, postwar investigations and revisionist flaws, this is not for the casual. Some chapters do grind on a bit too long to be certain of adequate coverage of a topic, but that's understandable in a study this comprehensive that aims to stick to known information as it attempts to squash conspiracy theories. I say attempts to squash; in this hyper political era we now live within it seems difficult to impossible to nullify conspiracy views. Prange's book was published in the 1980's and thus deals with pre-Internet published conspiracy authors and does so very well.

The final few chapters get a bit preachy if not weepy eyed over the legacy of Pearl Harbor in (then) contemporary society and its lessons attempt to be applied to the terrors of the Cold War the authors were living through at the time.

The narrator is top notch, an absolute necessity for a volume not only as long as this one is but for the dry, desert dry, material he has to voice and somehow make it interesting. This he achieves most admirably.

My nominees for the most overused phrase/phrases in the book (something I've been noticing more and more of lately):
1. On the other hand...
2. By the same token...

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Don't waste a credit on this book.

Would you try another book from Gordon Prange and/or Dennis Holland?

NO

What do you think your next listen will be?

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What three words best describe Dennis Holland’s voice?

Nothing wrong with narrator. Can not be held responsible for content

What character would you cut from Pearl Harbor?

The author

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Could not one feel the same way about the author as the author feels about John Tolan and many others????????

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  • DanHowland
  • 01-04-17

its al political

names you're never going to here again and most names you will never had heard of to start with.making it an unfriendly read.this book is for a very select few