"Prodigiously researched, lucidly and excitingly written, and absolutely fair work of scholarship. It is one of those rare specimens in the literature of current history, the definitive book."
The New York Times
"Unquestionably the best book to date on the Pearl Harbor disaster. . . . Admirable both as history and analysis."
,The American Historical Review
"Well researched, clearly and excitingly written, and skillfully and admirably organized. One might say that Mrs. Wohlstetter has written the definitive book."
The Review of Politics