Unprepared: Lead-up and Beginning of War
Between the Empire of Japan
and America and the Western Allies

by Colonel Roy M. Stanley II, USAF (ret.)

Merriam Press World War II History

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It wasn't that the US was mentally and materially unprepared for war. We weren't ready for the war we got. To say the US was mentally and physically unprepared for World War II is an understatement.

Details the history of the lead-up and beginning of war between the Empire of Japan and the United States. This is essentially a photo book with accompanying text. What Stanley offers, to both the casual reader and the military history buff, is his experience as a photo interpreter to draw information from the imagery. Because aerial photos are often difficult to research and understand without proper training, they are a seldom-used contributor to the study of military history. Stanley considers photos an "original source" equal to first-hand testimony.

From the 1800s to Pearl Harbor, Stanley thoroughly explains how Japan and America entered into a war they did not want.

318 8.5x11-inch pages, hundreds of photos and illustrations

Unprepared: Lead-up and Beginning of War 
Between the Empire of Japan
and America and the Western Allies

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