Coverart for item
The Resource A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Label
A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice
Title
A matter of honor
Title remainder
Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Title variation
Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "We thought we knew the story well: On December 7, 1941, 2,403 Americans died when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, devastating the nation and precipitating entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of dereliction of duty, and publicly disgraced. The fact was, however, that--through sheer inefficiency--the top brass in Washington had failed to provide Kimmel with vital intelligence. Then, in the name of protecting the biggest U.S. intelligence secret of the day, they and top officials allowed the Admiral and the Army commander in Hawaii to be made scapegoats for the catastrophe. The Admiral fought to clear his name for the rest of his long life. After Kimmel's death his sons--both Navy veterans--continued the fight. Both houses of Congress approved the posthumous restoration of the Admiral's four-star rank, only to be blocked by the Navy bureaucracy. Today Kimmel's grandchildren maintain the struggle--for them, it is a matter of honor. In this conversation-changing book, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan go far beyond the fall and fight-back of one man. They unravel the many apparent mysteries of Pearl Harbor, clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming, and uncover duplicity and betrayal in high places in Washington. The authors, Pulitzer Prize finalists for their revelatory book on 9/11, The Eleventh Day, have conducted extraordinary research, with unrivaled access to documents, diaries, and letters. A Matter of Honor is a heartbreaking human story of politics and war--and epic history."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Summers, Anthony
Dewey number
940.542/6693
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.92.S86
LC item number
M38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Swan, Robbyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kimmel, Husband Edward
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catastrophe -- Consequence
Control code
ocn941442966
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062405517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941442966
  • (Sirsi) a1950776
Label
A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor : betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catastrophe -- Consequence
Control code
ocn941442966
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062405517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941442966
  • (Sirsi) a1950776

Library Locations

    • Central Library, Jesse H. Jones BuildingBorrow it
      500 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.759431 -95.369953
    • Walter Neighborhood LibraryBorrow it
      7660 Clarewood, Houston, TX, 77036, US
      29.709814 -95.52082
Processing Feedback ...