Gordon W. Prange

1 Miracle at Midway

Author : Gordon W. Prange
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>“Something special among war histories&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. No other gives both sides of the battle in as detailed and telling a manner.” —<i>Chicago Sun-Times </i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This “stirring, even suspenseful narrative” is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (<i>Newsday</i>). <i>Miracle at Midway</i> reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a defeat.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A gripping and convincing account.” —<i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Few better accounts of Midway have been, or are likely to be, written.”—<i>The Houston Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The most detailed and comprehensive account of Midway.” —James D. Hornfischer, bestselling author of <i>The Fleet at Flood Tide</i><br /><br /> “Epic.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br /><br /> “Something special among war histories . . . No other gives both sides of the battle in as detailed and telling a manner.” —<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i><br /> &#xa0;Gordon W. Prange (1910–1980) was a professor of history at the University of Maryland and a World War II veteran. He served as the chief historian on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff during the postwar military occupation of Japan. His 1963&#xa0;<i>Reader’s Digest</i>&#xa0;article “Tora! Tora! Tora!” was later expanded into the acclaimed book&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. After Prange’s death, his colleagues Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon completed several of his manuscripts, including&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. Other works that Goldstein and Dillon finished include&#xa0;<i>Miracle at Midway</i>;&#xa0;<i>Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History</i>;<i>&#xa0;December 7, 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring</i>.<br /><br /> Donald M. Goldstein is a retired United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives in the Villages, Florida.<br /><br /> Katherine V. Dillon (1916–2005) was a chief warrant officer, United States Air Force (retired), and longtime collaborator with Gordon W. Prange and Donald M. Goldstein on their work. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

2 At Dawn We Slept

Author : Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1982-12-07
Description :  <b>Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 75th anniversary (December 7, 2016) of the "date which will live in infamy"</b><br /><br />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, <i>At Dawn We Slept</i> 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&#xa0;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.<br /><br />"The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account."&#xa0;<i>—The&#xa0;New York Times Book Review<b><br /><br /></b></i>"<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>&#xa0;is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor."<i> —Chicago Sun-Times</i><b><br /></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

3 December 7, 1941

Author : Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>A minute-by-minute account of the morning that brought America into World War II, by the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling authors of <i>At Dawn We Slept</i>.</b><br /><br /> When dawn broke over Hawaii on December 7, 1941, no one suspected that America was only minutes from war. By nightfall, the naval base at Pearl Harbor was a smoldering ruin, and over 2,000 Americans lay dead. <i>December 7, 1941 </i>gives a detailed and immersive real-time account of that fateful morning.<br /><br /> In or out of uniform, every witness responded differently when the first Japanese bombs began to fall. A chaplain fled his post and spent a week in hiding, while mess hall workers seized a machine gun and began returning fire. Some officers were taken unawares, while others responded valiantly, rallying their men to fight back and in some cases sacrificing their lives. Built around eyewitness accounts, this book provides an unprecedented glimpse of how it felt to be at Pearl Harbor on the day that would live in infamy.

4 Pearl Harbor

Author : Gordon W. Prange
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl Harbor</b><br /><br />In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor, sinking dozens of ships, destroying hundreds of airplanes, and taking the lives of over two thousand servicemen. The carnage lasted only two hours, but more than seventy years later, terrible questions remain unanswered.<br /><br />How did the Japanese slip past the American radar? Why were the Hawaiian defense forces so woefully underprepared? What, if anything, did American intelligence know before the first Japanese pilot shouted “Tora! Tora! Tora!”? In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon tackle dozens of thorny issues in an attempt to determine who was at fault for one of the most shocking military disasters in history.<br /><br />“This excellent book confirms that the story behind the attack on Pearl Harbor . . . can match a good detective yarn for suspense and complexity. . . . The authors of <i>Pearl Harbor </i>are first-rank historical gumshoes.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i><br /><br />“Vast, precise, and satisfying.” —<i>Houston Chronicle</i><br /><br />“History of the very best kind: thorough, judicious, and restrained.” —<i>The</i><i>Examiner </i>(San Francisco)<br /><br />“Logically organized and clearly presented . . . a useful introduction and guide to the major arguments and areas of controversy.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />“A more important clue to explaining the Pearl Harbor disaster than even the most intriguing revelations about code breaking or espionage.” —<i>The Washington Post Book World</i><br /><br />“Mr Prange has been called the ‘dean of Pearl Harbor historians.’ The accolade—with appropriate credit to his associates—is deserved.” —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br /><br />“A superb work of history, with clear and thoughtful insights into America’s greatest military disaster.” —<i>Albuquerque Journal Magazine</i><br /><br />“By all odds the last word on the subject.” —<i>The Courier-Journal </i>(Louisville)<br /><br />“A superb sequel to <i>At Dawn We Slept</i>.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />Gordon W. Prange (1910–1980) was a professor of history at the University of Maryland and a World War II veteran. He served as the chief historian on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff during the postwar military occupation of Japan. His 1963&#xa0;<i>Reader’s Digest</i>&#xa0;article “Tora! Tora! Tora!” was later expanded into the acclaimed book&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. After Prange’s death, his colleagues Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon completed several of his manuscripts, including&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. Other works that Goldstein and Dillon finished include&#xa0;<i>Miracle at Midway</i>;&#xa0;<i>Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History</i>;<i>&#xa0;December 7, 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring</i>.<br /><br />Donald M. Goldstein is a retired United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives in the Villages, Florida.<br /><br />Katherine V. Dillon (1916–2005) was a chief warrant officer, United States Air Force (retired), and longtime collaborator with Gordon W. Prange and Donald M. Goldstein on their work. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

5 Target Tokyo

Author : Gordon W. Prange
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Asia 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  <b>From deep within imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies win the war</b><br /><br />Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler’s invasion of Russia and the Japanese plans for the East. In a nation obsessed with rooting out moles, he kept a high profile—boozing, womanizing, and operating entirely under his own name. But he policed his spy ring scrupulously, keeping such a firm grip that by the time the Japanese uncovered his infiltration, he had done irreversible damage to the cause of the Axis.<br /><br />The first definitive account of one of the most remarkable espionage sagas of World War II, <i>Target Tokyo</i> is a tightly wound portrayal of a man who risked his life for his country, hiding in plain sight.<br /><br />Gordon W. Prange (1910–1980) was a professor of history at the University of Maryland and a World War II veteran. He served as the chief historian on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff during the postwar military occupation of Japan. His 1963&#xa0;<i>Reader’s Digest</i>&#xa0;article “Tora! Tora! Tora!” was later expanded into the acclaimed book&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. After Prange’s death, his colleagues Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon completed several of his manuscripts, including&#xa0;<i>At Dawn We Slept</i>. Other works that Goldstein and Dillon finished include&#xa0;<i>Miracle at Midway</i>;&#xa0;<i>Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History</i>;<i>&#xa0;December 7, 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring</i>.<br /><br />Donald M. Goldstein is a retired United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives in the Villages, Florida.<br /><br />Katherine V. Dillon (1916–2005) was a chief warrant officer, United States Air Force (retired), and longtime collaborator with Gordon W. Prange and Donald M. Goldstein on their work. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

6 God's Samurai

Author : Gordon W. Prange
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-11-01
Description :  <i>God's Samurai</i> is the unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, it is also the personal story of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. His tale is an informative, personal look at the war "from the other side."



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