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 american citizens died, document 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 induced 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 existence. The facts opposed to him used to be lower than reliable. excessive army and political officers had did not supply Kimmel and his military counterpart with very important intelligence. Later, to conceal the most important U.S. intelligence mystery of the day, they lined it up.
Following the Admiral’s dying, his sons—both army 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 extraordinary entry to records, 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 locations in Washington.
A topic of Honor is a provocative tale of politics and struggle, of a guy prepared to sacrifice himself for his state merely to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it's a useful contribution to our knowing of this pivotal event.
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A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan