For sixty years, myths about Pearl Harbor have proliferated. After six years of intense research, naval historian Michael Gannon has finally separated fact from fiction to re-create the dramatic events surrounding that fateful December morning. Drawing on largely untapped US and Japanese primary sources - including overlooked or unknown military orders, code intercepts, aide memoirs, eyewitness interviews, and private correspondence - the author builds a stunning narrative that penetrates a smokescreen of cover-ups, top-level military misdirections and faulty diplomatic decisions. In PEARL HARBOR BETRAYED, Gannon has accomplished what heretofore seemed impossible; he has set the record straight about the most exhaustively examined and debated event in our entire history.
Michael Gannon is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Florida and the author of "Operation Drumbeat, Black May," and a novel, "Secret Missions." He lives in Gainesville, Florida.