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A Matter of Honor - Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice-logo

A Matter of Honor - Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice

Anthony Summers

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor—and clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming. The Japanese onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated Americans and precipitated entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty—publicly disgraced. But the Admiral defended his actions through eight investigations and for the rest of his long life. The evidence against him was less than solid. High military and political officials had failed to provide Kimmel and his Army counterpart with vital intelligence. Later, to hide the biggest U.S. intelligence secret of the day, they covered it up. Following the Admiral’s death, his sons—both Navy veterans—fought on to clear his name. Now that they in turn are dead, Kimmel’s grandsons continue the struggle. For them, 2016 is a pivotal year. With unprecedented access to documents, diaries and letters, and the family’s cooperation, Summers’ and Swan’s search for the truth has taken them far beyond the Kimmel story—to explore claims of duplicity and betrayal in high places in Washington. A Matter of Honor is a provocative story of politics and war, of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country only to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this pivotal event.

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor—and clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming. The Japanese onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated Americans and precipitated entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty—publicly disgraced. But the Admiral defended his actions through eight investigations and for the rest of his long life. The evidence against him was less than solid. High military and political officials had failed to provide Kimmel and his Army counterpart with vital intelligence. Later, to hide the biggest U.S. intelligence secret of the day, they covered it up. Following the Admiral’s death, his sons—both Navy veterans—fought on to clear his name. Now that they in turn are dead, Kimmel’s grandsons continue the struggle. For them, 2016 is a pivotal year. With unprecedented access to documents, diaries and letters, and the family’s cooperation, Summers’ and Swan’s search for the truth has taken them far beyond the Kimmel story—to explore claims of duplicity and betrayal in high places in Washington. A Matter of Honor is a provocative story of politics and war, of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country only to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this pivotal event.
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On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor—and clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming. The Japanese onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated Americans and precipitated entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty—publicly disgraced. But the Admiral defended his actions through eight investigations and for the rest of his long life. The evidence against him was less than solid. High military and political officials had failed to provide Kimmel and his Army counterpart with vital intelligence. Later, to hide the biggest U.S. intelligence secret of the day, they covered it up. Following the Admiral’s death, his sons—both Navy veterans—fought on to clear his name. Now that they in turn are dead, Kimmel’s grandsons continue the struggle. For them, 2016 is a pivotal year. With unprecedented access to documents, diaries and letters, and the family’s cooperation, Summers’ and Swan’s search for the truth has taken them far beyond the Kimmel story—to explore claims of duplicity and betrayal in high places in Washington. A Matter of Honor is a provocative story of politics and war, of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country only to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this pivotal event.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robbyn Swan, Malcolm Hillgartner

Length:

12h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

17:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

22:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

16:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:36