Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert B. StinnettIn Day of Deceit, Robert Stinnett delivers the definitive final chapter on Americas greatest secret and our worst military disaster.
Drawing on twenty years of research and access to scores of previously classified documents, Stinnett proves that Pearl Harbor was not an accident, a mere failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup. By showing that ample warning of the attack was on FDRs desk and, furthermore, that a plan to push Japan into war was initiated at the highest levels of the U.S. government, he ends up profoundly altering our understanding of one of the most significant events in American history.
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Using previously unreleased documents, the author reveals new evidence that FDR knew the attack on Pearl Harbor was coming and did nothing to prevent it. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Exceptionally well-presented. Richard Bernstein The New York Times It is difficult, after reading this copiously documented book, not to wonder about previously unchallenged assumptions about Pearl Harbor.
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Newly released naval records prove that from November 17 to 25 the United States Navy intercepted eighty-three messages that Yamamoto sent to his carriers. In the fall of that year, Dewey planned a series of speeches charging FDR with foreknowledge of the attack. According to Stinnett, the answers to the mysteries of Pearl Harbor can be found in the extraordinary number of documents he was able to attain through Freedom of Information Act requests. Cable after cable of decryptions, scores of military messages that America was intercepting, clearly showed that Japanese ships were preparing for war and heading straight for Hawaii. He poured over more than , documents, and conducted dozens of interviews. This meticulous research led Stinnet to a firmly held conclusion: FDR knew. In White House meetings the strong feeling was that America needed a call to action.
Stinnett argues that the attacking fleet was detected by radio and intelligence intercepts, but the information was deliberately withheld from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel , the commander of the Pacific Fleet at that time. First released in December , it received a nuanced review in The New York Times  and is frequently referenced by proponents of advance knowledge theories. Historians of the period, however, generally reject its thesis, pointing to several key errors and reliance on doubtful sources. Stinnett's starting point is a memorandum written by Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, then head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence ,  discussed the strategic situation in the Pacific and ended with a list of eight actions directed at the Japanese threat. Stinnett characterizes the actions as "provocations" and states his belief in McCollum's point F "Keep the main strength of the U.
On December 7, , U. Could this tragic event that resulted in over 3, Americans killed and injured in a single two-hour attack have been averted? After 16 years of uncovering documents through the Freedom of Information Act, journalist and historian Robert Stinnett charges in his book, Day of Deceit , that U. In contrast, historian and author Stephen Budiansky see his book, Battle of Wits believes that such charges are entirely unfounded and are based on misinterpretations of the historical record. Presidents, that led to the Spanish-American War, World War I, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and other conflicts were deliberate misrepresentations of the facts in order to rally support for wars that the general public would otherwise not support. Was this also the case regarding the tragedy at Pearl Harbor and the U.