By Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan
On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The 11th Day get to the bottom of the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to reveal the scapegoating of the admiral who was once in command the day 2,000 americans 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 used to be coming.
The eastern onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated american citizens and caused access into international battle II. within the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, used to be 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 existence. The facts opposed to him used to be under reliable. excessive army and political officers had did not supply Kimmel and his military counterpart with important intelligence. Later, to conceal the most important U.S. intelligence mystery of the day, they coated it up.
Following the Admiral’s demise, his sons—both military veterans—fought directly to transparent his identify. Now that they in flip are lifeless, 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 some distance past the Kimmel story—to discover claims of duplicity and betrayal in excessive areas in Washington.
A subject of Honor is a provocative tale of politics and conflict, of a guy keen to sacrifice himself for his nation merely to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it really is a useful contribution to our knowing of this pivotal event.
The publication contains 40 black-and-white pictures during 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