Book reviewThe following is a book review of The Shadow of Pearl Harbor : Political Controversy over the Surprise Attack, 1941-1946. by MartinV. Melosi.This book actually sparked my interest on the topics. I found his book to be very helpful for my research.
MartinV. Melosi, The Shadow of Pearl Harbor : Political Controversy over the Surprise Attack, 1941-1946. College Station , TX : Texas A&M University Press, 1977.
Martin Melosi is the author of the book The Shadow of Pearl Harbor : Political Controversy over the Surprise Attack, 1941-1946. Martin Melosi is from San Jose , California . He is a professor of history, the Director of the Institute for Public History, and the Director of Graduate Studies in History at the University of Houston . He is also the author of several books including but not limited to Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform and the Environment, 1880-1980, Urban Public Policy: Historical Modes and Methods, and more recently The Sanitary City.
Melosi obtained his PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin . He earned his Bachelors and Masters degree in History from the University of Montana .
The book The Shadow of Pearl Harbor : Political Controversy over the Surprise Attack, 1941-1946 was published in 1977. In this work Melosi evaluates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the controversy surrounding it. Melosi looks beyond the surface of the attack itself. In the beginning of the book, Melosi highlights the United States ' growing hostility toward the Japanese. Many Americans, according to Melosi, believed that the Japanese were associated with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The reader might question why an attack would be such a surprise? Why was Pearl Harbor so vulnerable? Questions like these were not answered immediately. Melosi quoted Senator Millard E. Tydings...