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A Reading List That Will Live In Infamy

What to read to understand what led to, and resulted from, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Open thread: what books would you most recommend to readers interested in understanding the Pacific War — its origins, its prosecution, its consequences, and the experience of those involved?

I admit, I’ve read far less about the war than I ought to have given my interest in the subject, and given its enormous importance in American and world history. Partly that’s just because I’m not a “military history” guy — but that’s really no excuse.

In any event: among the books I have read that touch on the Pacific War, and which I found interesting or enlightening, are:

Books I have intended to read, as they have been recommended to me more than once, and that I am ashamed not to have read yet, include:

Additional reader suggestions are explicitly solicited.



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