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Title:
The attack on Pearl Harbor
Author:
Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737707526

9780737707519
Format :
Book

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Central Library D767.92 .A79 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Thomas Streissguth is an author who grew up in the Midwest. He worked in New York in magazines for four years and as a juvenile book editor in Minneapolis for six. He has published about 40 books of non-fiction: biographies, history, geography books, and the like. His title's include: Dracula, Cleopatra, Hoaxers and Hustlers, Jack London, and Vladmir Putin.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Thomas Streissguth is an author who grew up in the Midwest. He worked in New York in magazines for four years and as a juvenile book editor in Minneapolis for six. He has published about 40 books of non-fiction: biographies, history, geography books, and the like. His title's include: Dracula, Cleopatra, Hoaxers and Hustlers, Jack London, and Vladmir Putin.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10 This collection of primary-source material presents a well-balanced treatise on who knew what, and when, and who was responsible for the lack of preparedness before the attack. The text is divided into three chapters with three to four subtopics gleaned from previously published books, magazines, and Web sites. The first chapter deals with the day of the attack. It presents three perspectives: that of the commander of the Japanese attack, an air force mechanic who witnessed it, and the chief of naval intelligence at Pearl Harbor. Chapter two presents the official responses of President Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, the Army Pearl Harbor Board, and the 1995 Dorn Report. Chapter three deals with the continuing debate over whether or not Admiral Kimmel and General Short were to blame for the catastrophe, and whether or not Roosevelt deliberately provoked the Japanese in order to get the U.S. involved in the war. The text draws no conclusions, but permits readers to reach their own. A small, detailed map of Pearl Harbor, the only illustration, is difficult to decipher. Nonetheless, this title deals with a debate that is seldom addressed. -Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10 This collection of primary-source material presents a well-balanced treatise on who knew what, and when, and who was responsible for the lack of preparedness before the attack. The text is divided into three chapters with three to four subtopics gleaned from previously published books, magazines, and Web sites. The first chapter deals with the day of the attack. It presents three perspectives: that of the commander of the Japanese attack, an air force mechanic who witnessed it, and the chief of naval intelligence at Pearl Harbor. Chapter two presents the official responses of President Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, the Army Pearl Harbor Board, and the 1995 Dorn Report. Chapter three deals with the continuing debate over whether or not Admiral Kimmel and General Short were to blame for the catastrophe, and whether or not Roosevelt deliberately provoked the Japanese in order to get the U.S. involved in the war. The text draws no conclusions, but permits readers to reach their own. A small, detailed map of Pearl Harbor, the only illustration, is difficult to decipher. Nonetheless, this title deals with a debate that is seldom addressed. -Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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