This book will shock many. It shows that Pearl Harbour was not an accident, a failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup - but the result of a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest levels of US government to galvanise the reluctant American public into entering WWII.This book will shock many. It shows that Pearl Harbour was not an accident, a failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup - but the result of a carefully orchestrated design, initiated at the highest levels of US government to galvanise the reluctant American public into entering WWII.Read Less
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This book arrived in perfect condition. No markings on any of the pages. The book is factual and interesting and if you read it, see if it affects you the way it did me. It made me very angry at FDR and the lives he put in jeopardy.
Feb 7, 2013
Truth about Pearl Harbour
This book is the most important book as to the question of whether the Roosevelt Administration knew that a Japanese naval fleet was crossing the northern Pacific on its way to destroy the U.S. Naval ships anchored at Pearl Harbour.. It is a carefully documented study. See the BBC video that also claims that Roosevelt had knowledge of Japanese intentions, but held back his knowledge of such as he wanted to bring the U.S. into WWII. Don't miss this book, as well as the BBC video. The author of the book does admit that Roosevelt may have been justified in doing what he did to draw the U.S. into the war, as the Axis powers were a genuine threat to the Allied nations. it was the only way to bring the American people at large to support his views.
Jun 10, 2011
Makes you think. Academically excellent, but only for serious researchers of the topic. For the average (even educated) reader, somewhat slow, with too much less-than- important detail.
Jul 29, 2010
Adds to disturbing facts that were known in 1944, and reveals how Congressional Inquiries almost always miss Truth Finding!
Apr 2, 2009
Interesting...but don't believe everything you read
Publishers Weekly, 1999-11-29 Historians have long debated whether President Roosevelt had advance knowledge of Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Using documents pried loose through the Freedom of Information Act during 17 years of research, Stinnett provides overwhelming evidence that FDR and his top advisers knew that Japanese warships were heading toward Hawaii. The heart of his argument is even more inflammatory: Stinnett argues that FDR, who desired to sway public opinion in support of U.S. entry into WWII, instigated a policy intended to provoke a Japanese attack. The plan was outlined in a U.S. Naval Intelligence secret strategy memo of October 1940; Roosevelt immediately began implementing its eight steps (which included deploying U.S. warships in Japanese territorial waters and imposing a total embargo intended to strangle Japan's economy), all of which, according to Stinnett, climaxed in the Japanese attack. Stinnett, a decorated naval veteran of WWII who served under then Lt. George Bush, substantiates his charges with a wealth of persuasive documents, including many government and military memos and transcripts. Demolishing the myth that the Japanese fleet maintained strict radio silence, he shows that several Japanese naval broadcasts, intercepted by American cryptographers in the 10 days before December 7, confirmed that Japan intended to start the war at Pearl Harbor. Stinnett convincingly demonstrates that the U.S. top brass in Hawaii--Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Husband Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Walter Short--were kept out of the intelligence loop on orders from Washington and were then scapegoated for allegedly failing to anticipate the Japanese attack (in May 1999, the U.S. Senate cleared their names). Kimmel moved his fleet into the North Pacific, actively searching for the suspected Japanese staging area, but naval headquarters ordered him to turn back. Stinnett's meticulously researched book raises deeply troubling ethical issues. While he believes the deceit built into FDR's strategy was heinous, he nevertheless writes: "I sympathize with the agonizing dilemma faced by President Roosevelt. He was forced to find circuitous means to persuade an isolationist America to join in a fight for freedom." This, however, is an expression of understanding, not of absolution. If Stinnett is right, FDR has a lot to answer for--namely, the lives of those Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor. Stinnett establishes almost beyond question that the U.S. Navy could have at least anticipated the attack. The evidence that FDR himself deliberately provoked the attack is circumstantial, but convincing enough to make Stinnett's bombshell of a book the subject of impassioned debate in the months to come. (Dec.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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