By Herbert Feis
This is a probing narrative of the historical past which got here to its climax at Pearl harbor; an account of the attitudes and activities, of the needs and individuals which caused the conflict among the us and Japan.
It is complete and neutral. notwithstanding written as an self reliant and personal learn, documents and data of a good diversity and sort have been utilized in its making. those supply it authority. They contain all of the pertinent kingdom division papers; the yankee authentic army documents in education; decisions from the Roosevelt papers at Hyde Park; the total inner most diaries of Stimons, Morgenthau, and Grew; the dossier of the intercepted "Magic" cables; and identical collections of professional and personal eastern files. the writer used to be on the time within the country division (as Adviser on foreign monetary Affairs) and hence in shut contact with the boys and concerns of which he writes.
In telling how this struggle happened, this publication tells a lot of ways different wars ensue. For it's a shut learn of the ways that officers, diplomats, and infantrymen imagine and act; of our environment of selection, of the targets of countries, of the conflict in their principles, of how sin which worry and distrust have an effect on occasions, and of the fight for time and advantage.
The narrative follows occasions in a double reflect of which one aspect is Washington and the opposite Tokyo, and synchronizes the photographs. therefore it strains the ways that the acts and judgements of this state motivated Japan and vice versa.
Originally released in 1950.