Pearl Harbor by H. P. Willmott
Drawing on groundbreaking new research, author H. P. Willmott, along with Tohmatsu Haruo and W. Spencer Johnson, has written an exciting and very readable new account of the roots of the Japanese aggressiveness and hostility to the West, and of their planning of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Ultimately, while many of the reasons for the attack from the Japanese perspective were well thought out and legitimate, the author places much blame on the insatiable desire of the politicians and military leaders for imperial expansion, which ultimately led to their defeat.
This book is a must for anyone interested in the attack of December 7, 1941 and the roots of World War II in the Pacific. more...