Dawn of Infamy

A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor
Product Number: EB00700246
Released: Mar 15, 2017
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ISBN: #9780306902192
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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[endif]- As the Pearl Harbor attack began, a U.S. cargo ship a thousand miles away in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean mysteriously vanished along with her crew. What happened, and why? On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack by a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier Cynthia Olson and her crew vanished without a trace, their disappearance all but forgotten as the mighty warships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet burned. The story of the Cynthia Olson's mid-ocean encounter with the Japanese submarine I-26 is both a classic high-seas drama and one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. Did I-26's commander, Minoru Yokota, sink the freighter before the attack on Pearl Harbor began? Did the cargo ship's 35-man crew survive in lifeboats that drifted away into the vast Pacific, or were they machine-gunned to death? Was the Cynthia Olson the first American casualty of the Pacific War, and could her SOS have changed the course of history? Based on years of research, Dawn of Infamy explores both the military and human aspects of the Cynthia Olson story, bringing to life a complex tale of courage, tenacity, hubris, and arrogance in the opening hours of America's war in the Pacific.

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Author(s): Stephen Harding
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 22, 2016

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Author(s): Stephen Harding
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
Genre: History
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ISBN: #9781501929014
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Author(s): Stephen Harding
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
Genre: History
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Author(s): Stephen Harding
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
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