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At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor


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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget.

About the Author

Gordon W. Prange (1910-1980) served during World War II as an officer in the naval reserve and, during the occupation of Japan, served in the General Headquarters as a civilian. He was chief of General Douglas McArthur's G-2 Historical Section and director of the Military History Section. He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death.

Table of Contents



Part I: Prelude

1. "Cancer of the Pacific"

2. "On a Moonlight Night or at Dawn"

3. "Difficult But Not Impossible"

4. "No Credence in These Rumors"

5. "You Hurt the President's Feelings"

6. "That Must Henceforth Bear Responsibility"

7. "Our First Concern Is to Protect the Fleet"

8. "The Hotbed of Espionage"

9. "In Rather a Spot"

10. "The Most Likely and Dangerous Form of Attack"

11. "How Can Air Power Be Used Most Effectively?"

12. "The Real Power and Potentialities"

13. "With Guarded Approval"

14. "The Strongest Fortress in the World"

15. "Critical in the Atlantic"

16. "The Kiss of Death"

17. "Japan's Foreign Policy Will Not Be Changed"

18. "As If He Were Beyond Penalty"

19. "We Want Hustlers!"

20. "Plenty of Potential Dynamite"

21. "A Cunning Dragon Seemingly Asleep"

22. "Prophetic in Its Accuracy"

23. "Present Attitude and Plans"

24. "A Very Strong Fighting Spirit"

25. "Resolved to Go to War"

26. "Waves and Winds So Unsettled"

27. "A Serious Study"

28. "The War Games"

29. "Time Was Running Out"

30. "But What About the Pacific?"

31. "A Significant and Ominous Change"

32. "No Matter What the Cost"

33. "Now the Clouds Were Raised"

34. "The Power, the Purpose and the Plan"

35. "Pearl Harbor Will Be Attacked"

36. "We Should Be on Guard"

37. "As One with the Combined Fleet"

Part II: Action

38. "Other Kind of People"

39. "Based on Deception"

40. "In the Hands of God"

41. "Complete War Preparations"

42. "Ringing Bells and Banging Drums"

43. "I Swear to Be Successful"

44. "A Situation Full of Dynamite"

45. "Things Are Automatically Going to Happen"

46. "Wherever It Might Be Found"

47. "Cleave the Enemy in Two!"

48. "A Match for Anything Afloat"

49. "That Was the Monkey Wrench"

50. "To Be Considered a War Warning"

51. "Our Diplomats Will Have to Be Sacrificed"

52. "The Vacant Sea"

53. "Glory or Oblivion"

54. "Great Unease in All of Our Minds"

55. "Sure Indication of War"

56. "Another Straw in the Wind"

57. "On a Keg of Dynamite"

58. "This Means War"

59. "The Japs Are Planning Some Deviltry"

60. "An Awful Urgency"

61. "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

62. "Sound General Quarters"

63. "They Caught Them Asleep, by God!"

64. "Oh, How Powerful Is the Imperial Navy!"

65. "The Chance of a Lifetime"

Part III: Aftermath

66. "An Excitement Indeed"

67. "Our Flag Was Still There"

68. "Clouds Over Mountains"

69. "Not on the Alert"

70. "Dereliction of Duty"

71. "The Ashes of a Bitter Past"

72. "Something Ought to Be Done"

73. "Full and Fair Disclosure"

74. "We Have a Job to Do"

75. "Errors of Judgment"

76. "We Want the Truth"

77. "A Partisan Matter"

78. "The Evidence Piles Up"

79. "A Fighting Chance"

80. "Fixing the Blame"

81. "The Verdict of History"




Abbreviations Used in Text

Source Material

List of Major Personnel

The Pearl Harbor Investigations

Selected Bibliography

Revisionists Revisited


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Charlie Branch, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by Charlie Branch)
The source material for the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora", Gordon Prange knew Japanese and had access to resource materials from both Japan and US sources to draft the best reference on the Pearl Harbor attack. The first aircraft to encounter the Japanese air fleet over Hawaii were Aeroncas and Cubs flown by students and recreational pilots.
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Goldstein, Donald M.
Dillon, Katherine V.
Goldstein, Donald M.
Prange, Gordon W.
Goldstein, Donald M.
Afterword by:
Goldstein, Donald M.
Goldstein, Donald M.
Dillon, Katherine V.
Penguin Books
New York, N.Y. :
Military - General
Military - World War II
Pearl harbor (hawaii), attack on, 1941
Pearl Harbor
Military-World War II General
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9.21x6.15x1.41 in. 2.19 lbs.
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