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A Matter of Honor : Pearl Harbor : Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice

Author: Anthony Summers; Robbyn Swan
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016
Series: Harper luxe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the 'scapegoat' Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, the failure of the top brass in Washington to provide Kimmel with vital intelligence prior to the attack, and the continuing efforts of the family to have Kimmel formally exonerated.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Husband Edward Kimmel; Husband Edward Kimmel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Summers; Robbyn Swan
ISBN: 9780062405517 0062405519
OCLC Number: 941442966
Description: [xiii], 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Catastrophe --
Consequence.
Series Title: Harper luxe.
Other Titles: Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice
Responsibility: Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.

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"Meticulous, eloquent, and compelling - and hugely readable. The 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack is well served by A Matter of Honor." -- Read more...

 
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