Saturday, June 9, 2012
The concept of a thorough analysis of the facts and foibles leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is an enticing one. Mr.Shirley clearly did a lot of research and many of the facts and insights relating to the news media of the day are interesting. However, his execution fell short of his stated goal and the book is marred by its obvious lack editing and proof reading. Facts change from page to page and there are glaring spelling errors. The book opens with great expectations that dwindle away halfway through. Though interesting, the later portions of the book have the feel of a slapdash effort thrown together under pressure of an impending deadline.
Disclaimer: We received a review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
-E G Lewis