By Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan
On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The 11th Day resolve the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to reveal the scapegoating of the admiral who was once in command the day 2,000 american citizens died, file at the carrying on with fight to revive his misplaced honor—and transparent President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the cost that he knew the assault was once coming.
The jap onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated americans and brought on access into international conflict II. within the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was once relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty—publicly disgraced.
But the Admiral defended his activities via 8 investigations and for the remainder of his lengthy lifestyles. The facts opposed to him used to be lower than strong. excessive army and political officers had didn't offer Kimmel and his military counterpart with important intelligence. Later, to conceal the most important U.S. intelligence mystery of the day, they lined it up.
Following the Admiral’s demise, his sons—both military veterans—fought directly to transparent his identify. Now that they in flip are useless, Kimmel’s grandsons proceed the fight. For them, 2016 is a pivotal year.
With exceptional entry to files, diaries and letters, and the family’s cooperation, Summers’ and Swan’s look for the reality has taken them a long way past the Kimmel story—to discover claims of duplicity and betrayal in excessive locations in Washington.
A topic of Honor is a provocative tale of politics and warfare, of a guy keen to sacrifice himself for his nation merely to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it truly is a useful contribution to our realizing of this pivotal event.
The ebook comprises 40 black-and-white images in the course of the text.
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A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan