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"And I was there" : Pearl Harbor and Midway--breaking the secrets

Author: Edwin T Layton; Roger Pineau; John Costello
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Pearl Harbor. 7 December 1941. Japanese bombs and torpedoes slam into the battleships of the Pacific Fleet as Commander Edwin T. Layton leaps up the stairs to his second-floor office. He looked out the window to see Oklahoma upside down and Arizona ablaze. Why did the Japanese attack? What had gone wrong? This is the first book by a top-ranking American navy officer to answer these questions. Admiral Layton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Autobiographies
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Layton, Edwin T., 1903-
"And I was there".
New York : W. Morrow, ©1985
(OCoLC)565346849
Named Person: Edwin T Layton; Edwin T Layton; Edwin T Layton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin T Layton; Roger Pineau; John Costello
ISBN: 0688048838 9780688048839
OCLC Number: 12553925
Description: 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "I was there" --
The undeclared war --
"Keep the dogs yapping" --
Code breaking and Kabuki --
"When we fight" --
Pacific overtures --
"On the mat" --
The biggest rattlesnake --
Dropping the ball --
A ridiculous situation --
Deceptive deterrents --
Shortchanged --
"Waves of strife" --
"Affirmative misrepresentation" --
"Imperfect threats" --
"What will we do?" --
Negotiations on --
Negotiations off --
"Future action unpredictable" --
"Going to be in a fight" --
"Self-deception" --
Countdown to war --
Day of infamy --
"Hard for us to take" --
"Sold down the river" --
"Heaven's admonition" --
Where and when --
"A bungling attack is better than the most skillful defense" --
Fog of battle --
"Science and skill" --
"You don't have to be crazy to work here-but it helps" --
"A glorious page in our history" --
"One unforgivable sin" --
Guadalcanal --
"I'm not coming back."
Responsibility: by Edwin T. Layton, with Roger Pineau and John Costello.

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Pearl Harbor. 7 December 1941. Japanese bombs and torpedoes slam into the battleships of the Pacific Fleet as Commander Edwin T. Layton leaps up the stairs to his second-floor office. He looked out the window to see Oklahoma upside down and Arizona ablaze. Why did the Japanese attack? What had gone wrong? This is the first book by a top-ranking American navy officer to answer these questions. Admiral Layton scrupulously kept these secrets to himself - for forty-three years - until recently, when the government released half a million classified documents from its intelligence archives. Only then did Layton believe he was free to tell his story. He names those who knew about the Japanese intentions, and how they misused it. --from inside jacket.

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