Pearl Harbor: The Essential Reference Guide

Editor: Tucker, Spencer C.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-083718-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 34
Book Status: Available
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This essential reference guide is devoted to one of the most important military events in American history: the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, "the day of infamy." Distinguished military historian Spencer C. Tucker is the editor of this thorough study of the Japanese attack that contains reference entries as well as primary documents and oral histories describing the circumstances that led up to the attack, the event itself, and its immediate aftermath and consequences, thereby providing readers with the necessary context to understand all aspects of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Oral Histories
  • List of Primary Source Documents
  • Maps
  • Introduction: The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
  • A–Z Entries,
  • A
  • Abe Hiroaki (1890–1949)
  • Aircraft Carriers of World War II
  • Akagi Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier
  • Arizona, U.S. Navy Battleship
  • Automedon, SS, Sinking of (November 11, 1940)
  • B
  • Bennion, Mervyn Sharp (1887–1941)
  • Bloch, Claude Charles (1878–1967)
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber
  • Bombs and Bombing Techniques Employed in the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Bombing Techniques
  • C
  • Clark Field, Japanese Raid on (December 8, 1941)
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
  • F
  • Finn, John (1909–2010)
  • Fuchida Mitsuo (1902–1976)
  • G
  • Genda Minoru (1904–1989)
  • H
  • Halsey, William Frederick, Jr. (1882–1959)
  • Hashimoto Mochitsura (1909–2000)
  • Hawaiian Air Force
  • Hickam Field
  • Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1901–1989)
  • Hitler's Declaration of War on the United States (December 11, 1941)
  • Hull, Cordell (1871–1955)
  • I
  • Iba Field, Attack on (December 8, 1941)
  • Itō Seiichi (1890–1945)
  • J
  • Japanese Aircraft in the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Nakajima B5N and B5N2 Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber
  • Aichi D3A “Val” Dive-Bomber
  • Mitsubishi A6M Reisen “Zero” Fighter
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Navy
  • K
  • Kaga Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier
  • Kimmel, Husband Edward (1882–1968)
  • King, Ernest Joseph (1878–1956)
  • Knox, William Franklin (1874–1944)
  • Komura Keizo (1896–1978)
  • Kusaka Ryūnosuke (1892–1971)
  • L
  • Lexington-Class U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
  • Long Lance Torpedo
  • M
  • Midget Submarines, Japanese
  • Midway, Battle of (June 3–6, 1942)
  • Mikawa Gunichi (1888–1981)
  • Miller, Doris “Dorie” (1919–1943)
  • N
  • Nagano Osami (1880–1947)
  • Nagumo Chūichi (1886–1944)
  • Naval Strengths, Pacific Theater (December 7, 1941)
  • Nimitz, Chester William (1885–1966)
  • Nomura Kichisaburō (1887–1964)
  • O
  • Oikawa Koshiro (1883–1958)
  • Ōnishi Takijirō (1891–1945)
  • P
  • Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
  • Purple Cipher Machine
  • R
  • Radar
  • Rainbow Plans
  • Richardson, James Otto (1878–1974)
  • Roberts Commission (December 18, 1941–January 24, 1942)
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882–1945)
  • S
  • Shōkaku-Class Japanese Aircraft Carriers
  • Short, Walter Campbell (1880–1949)
  • Sōryū-Class Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers
  • Stark, Harold Raynsford “Betty” (1880–1972)
  • T
  • Taranto Attack (November 11, 1940)
  • Tōjō Hideki (1884–1948)
  • Tripartite Pact (September 27, 1940)
  • Turner, Richmond Kelly (1885–1961)
  • Two-Ocean Navy Program
  • U
  • Ugaki Matome (1890–1945)
  • United States Navy
  • U.S. Navy Carrier Raids (February 1–April 18, 1942)
  • V
  • Van Valkenburgh, Franklin (1888–1941)
  • W
  • Wheeler Field
  • Wilkinson, Theodore Stark “Ping” (1888–1946)
  • World War II in the Pacific: Causes
  • World War II in the Pacific: Course
  • Y
  • Yamaguchi Tamon (1892–1942)
  • Yamamoto Isoroku (1884–1943)
  • Yonai Mitsumasa (1880–1948)
  • Yorktown-Class U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
  • Yoshikawa Takeo (1914–1993)
  • Oral Histories
  • Introduction to the Oral Histories
  • Edmund R. Chappell, Seaman aboard USS Maryland
  • Allan Davis, July 16, 1985
  • James W. Duncan, July 26, 1985
  • Lieutenant Ruth Erickson, Nurse Corps
  • Percy John Fulton, Marine aboard USS St. Louis
  • Jim Green, USS Arizona
  • Robert Johnson, U.S. Army
  • Frederick Kealoha, January 24, 1985
  • John Kuzma, U.S. Army
  • John E. Lacouture, U.S. Navy
  • William Lefabvre, Printer aboard USS West Virginia
  • William Rush, December 8, 1984
  • Donald Seely, USS HENLEY
  • Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Lee Soucy, Crewman aboard USS Utah (AG-16) on December 7, 1941
  • Lieutenant Horace D. Warden, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Medical Officer aboard USS Breese (DM-18) on December 7, 1941
  • Florence Washburn, March 18, 1985
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Appendix: Historical Dilemmas Related to Pearl Harbor
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Editor and Contributors
  • About the Editor