"December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Kimmel, Husband Edward, 1882-1968. Admiral Kimmel's Story. Chicago: H. Regnery, 1955. D767.92.K54
Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor when the Japanese
King, Ernest J., and Walter Muir
Whitehill. Fleet Admiral King: A Naval Record. New York: W. W. Norton,
U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey
[Pacific]. Naval Analysis Division. Interrogations of Japanese Officials.
2. vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1946. XD767.2.U5 v.1-2
Testimony from Mitsuo Fuchida, air group commander of the carrier
Akagi, who led the attack.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
"Blitz Chronology: Swift Stroke
by Japanese Caught U.S. Forces Unawares." Newsweek, vol. 18, no.
24, December 15, 1941, pp. 19-21.
description of the first days of the Pacific war.
Burns, Eugene. "Japs Declare
War on U.S.: Honolulu, Manila Bombed; Naval Battle Off Hawaii." Sun(Extra Edition), December 7, 1941, page 1.
Available online in the Baltimore Sun, Historical (1836-1990) Database (with library card).
"Forcing Showdown With Japan:
Why U.S. is Pressing Tokyo for Quick Decision on War or Peace." United
States News, vol. 11, no. 10, September 5, 1941, pp. 14-15.
more than three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, this article suggests that President Roosevelt was forcing Japan to decide the question of
war or peace.
Hale, William Harlan. "After
Pearl Harbor." New Republic, vol. 105, no. 24, December 15, 1941,
"Nation's Full Might Mustered
for All-Out War; Initial Reverse Stirs Demand for Investigation; Washington
Banks on Its Long-Range Strategy." Newsweek, vol. 18, no. 24,
December 15, 1941, pp. 15-17.
assessment focuses on the
military aspects of the war.
Stone, I. F. "War Comes to
Washington." Nation, vol. 153, no. 24, December 13, 1941, pp.
December 8, 1941, liberal journalist I. F. Stone reflects on the failure of U.S.-Japanese negotiators in preventing war.
"Untold Damage Done Honolulu,
Witness Says." Sun (Extra Edition), December 7, 1941, page 1.
an NBC observer while the Japanese attack on Hawaii was still in progress. Available online in the Baltimore Sun, Historical (1836-1990) Database (with library card).
"The U.S. at War." Time,
vol. 38, no. 24, December 15, 1941, pp. 17-27.
A good overview of the events of December 7, 1941
and its immediate aftermath.
"The White House: M-Day
Log." Newsweek, vol. 18, no. 24, December 15, 1941, p. 18.
This article summarizes activity at the White House on
Sunday, December 7, 1941.
Government Publications and Related Official Sources
Gantenbein, James W., comp. and ed. Documentary Background of World War II. New York: Octagon, 1975. D735.G25
Gantenbein offers reprints of numerous official publications relating to the
outbreak of war.
Japan's Decision for War: Records of
the 1941 Policy Conferences.
Translated and edited by Ike Nobutaka. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press,
"Invaluable records of 62 conferences held in Tokyo between March and December
of 1941" - Inside ft. cover.
U.S. Congress. Official
Congressional Documents Relating to the U.S. Declaration of War against Japan.
U.S. Department of State. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Japan: 1931-1941. 2 vols. Washington: Government Printing
Office, 1943. E183.8.J3U6
U.S. War Department. Army Pearl
Harbor Board. Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board, Appointed by the Secretary of War . . . to Ascertain and Report the Facts Relating to the Attack Made by Japanese Armed Forces Upon the Territory of Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
n.p., . D767.92.U64
Goldstein, Donald M., Katherine V.
Dillion, and J. Michael Wenger. The Way it Was: Pearl Harbor - The Original Photographs. Washington, DC: Brassey's (US), 1991. XD767.92G65 1991Q
Dye, Bob. Hawai'i Chronicles III: World War Two in Hawaii, from the pages of Paradise of the Pacific. Honolulu:
University of Hawaii Press, 2000. D767.92.H376 2000
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