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

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$21.99
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
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Pages
560
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.5 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062405524

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About the Author
Anthony Summers is the author of nine acclaimed nonfiction books. The Eleventh Day, on the 9/11 attacks, was a Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History and won the Golden Dagger -- the Crime Writers' Association's top non-fiction award. He is the only author to have won the award twice. Educated at Oxford University, Summers traveled worldwide for the BBC, becoming a deputy editor of the flagship program "Panorama". His books on President Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy assassination, and Marilyn Monroe have been the basis for major television documentaries The feature film Scandal, starring John Hurt, was based on Summers' book on the Profumo sex/espionage scandal.

A MATTER OF HONOR is Robbyn Swan's fifth book. With Summers, she was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for The Eleventh Day, and won the Golden Dagger award. Swan has explored many of the seminal events of the past century - from the rise of the American Mafia, to the Kennedy assassination, to Watergate, to the 9/11 attacks. A graduate of Smith College, she early on worked as a researcher for John Le Carré. She has written for Salon, National Journal, the UK's Daily Telegraph, Observer, Independent, and The Irish Times. She has contributed to documentaries for PBS, A&E, History Channel, CNN, and the BBC. Swan and Summers have both written for Vanity Fair.

Reviews

"Meticulous, eloquent, and compelling - and hugely readable. The 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack is well served by A Matter of Honor." -- Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Men Who United the States and Pacific

"Anthony Summers' & Robbyn Swan's A Matter of Honor is a noble and right-minded portrait of Admiral Kimmel, the scapegoat for Pearl Harbor. The amount of fresh research is deeply impressive. Highly recommended!" -- Douglas Brinkley, author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt & the Land of America

"The most comprehensive, accurate and thoroughly researched book of events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor ever written. It provides new information never before revealed." -- Admiral James Lyons, former Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet

"Streamlined, muscular, objective, and well-written - a sensitive examination of a vast constellation of source material. [Summers and Swan] present a powerful argument in defense of Admiral Kimmel, who was blamed for the attack and forced into inglorious retirement. An excellent book." -- Martin Morgan, World War II historian and author

"Meticulous research...thorough-going...provides a great deal of insight into the ordeal of Admiral Husband Kimmel, who served his nation well but was treated shabbily by its leaders." -- Paul Stillwell, author of Battleship Arizona

"A fine book. Scrupulously researched and rigorously argued..[a] compellingly told story." -- David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression & War, 1929-1945