By: Slackman, Michael.

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354 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "In this vivid, dual-sided account Michael Slackman examines the circumstances behind the Japanese decision to attack Pearl Harbor and the Roosevelt administration's strategic thought. Central to the unfolding drama is the story of military-civilian relations in Hawaii. Slackman shows clearly how the suspicion and lack of understanding with which authorities viewed Hawaii's Japanese community caused the military command to focus on an imagined fifth column, unconsciously discounting the danger of an overseas attack by conventional military forces. His scrutiny of American efforts to locate and engage the Japanese fleet in the hours after the attack, and of the period of martial law that followed, are important contributions to our understanding of Pearl Harbor." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on first page with some ink offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny dints on rear cover, one small light corner crease.


Author Name: Slackman, Michael.

Categories: American History & Travel, Military - World War II,

Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press: 1990

ISBN Number: 0824813782

ISBN Number 13: 9780824813789

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 23658

Keywords: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Yamamoto, Battleship Row, Torpedo attack, Bomber, Arizona, Aerial combat, Japanese navy, U.S., Roosevelt, Pacific, Kimmel, Intelligence, Walter Short, West Viriginia, Oklahoma, World War II, Second World War, Japanese Americans, Mid 20th Century, Fifth Column, Japanese Navy, Japanese Fleet, Martial Law.,