While it’s common to say that the most predictable thing about the next war is its unpredictability, that wasn’t the case in the run-up to war with Japan. From Commodore Matthew Perry’s voyage into Japanese waters in 1853 to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States and Japan were on a collision course.
The saga is here brought to vivid life using primary-source documents, memoirs, and firsthand testimonies of those who lived during that era. It was Gen. Billy Mitchell who recognized the signs and foresaw the eventual showdown between the two nations twenty-eight years before the tragedy of Pearl Harbor, but his spot-on predictions were dismissed out of hand.
Discover one of the most exciting periods in American history through General Mitchell’s prescient reports, providing new insight into an ages-old conflict.
About the Author
Author, lecturer, and historian Ronald J. Drez is a Tulane University alumnus and a recipient of an MA in history from the University of New Orleans. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran, having received two Bronze Stars for his service in the Marine Corps. As a member of the General Society of the War of 1812, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, he has published numerous books on military history. He has written and edited for a number of magazines and publications, including World War II magazine, Vietnam magazine, and American History magazine.
PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR
Billy Mitchell and the Path to War
by Ronald J. Drez
HISTORY / Military / World War II;
HISTORY / Military / Aviation;
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
6 x 9 hardcover
256 pp. 27 photos 1 map Notes Index
ISBN: 9781455623150 HC