God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor

God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor

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God's Samurai is the unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, it is also the personal story of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. His tale is an informative, personal look at the war "from the other side."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574886955
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Series: The Warriors
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 604,200
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donald M. Goldstein is a retired United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. He lives in the Villages, Florida.

Katherine V. Dillon (1916-2005) was a chief warrant officer, United States Air Force (retired), and longtime collaborator with Gordon W. Prange and Donald M. Goldstein on their work. She served during World War II and the Korean War.

Customer Reviews

God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
semperfiJB More than 1 year ago
An excellent recollection from personal interviews of the accounts leading up to and including the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese navy. Also, an excellent insight into the Japanese military mind and way of thinking about matters of war, the enemy and the U.S. A strong, one person, military point-of-view of actions and reasons for actions. And a coming to grips with who one is and his "reason for being" on this earth. Very enjoyable read.