Decades after the attack that plunged America into World War II
, At Dawn We Slept
remains the greatest account of Pearl Harbor
ever written. This gripping study scrupulously reconstructs the Japanese attack, from its conception (less than a year before the actual raid) to its lightning execution; and it reveals the true reason for the American debacle: the insurmountable disbelief in the Japanese threat that kept America from heeding advance warnings and caused leaders to ignore evidence submitted by our own intelligence sources. Based on thirty-seven years of intense research and countless interviews, and incorporating previously untranslated documents, At Dawn We Slept
is history with the dramatic sweep of a martial epic.
The Empire of Japan started its war against the United States by attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941 and eventually was driven back to the home island in 1945. Pearl Harbor, the home in Hawaii of the American Pacific fleet, was attacked by surprise by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941.