Why Japan Attacked America in 1941
"In Record's usual elegant and powerful prose, this is an insightful mining of a historical case study for broader conclusions on the dynamics of deterrence, culture, perception, and rationality in strategy. Those who read it will learn much."--Steven Metz, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute--Steven Metz (9/29/2010 12:00:00 AM) "Tells an important story about momentous strategic miscalculation--on both sides--that most Americans only think they know. Record draws clear and compelling lessons that should caution current leaders against the risks in dealing with proud and ambitious enemies whose judgments flow from different cultures, assumptions, and priorities."--Richard K. Betts, director, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University--Richard K. Betts (9/14/2010 12:00:00 AM) "Jeffrey Record's important new book incisively and persuasively analyzes the reasons why two nations that had every reason to avoid war in 1941 found themselves engaged in what would become an unusually brutal struggle."--George C. Herring, author of From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776--George C. Herring (9/14/2010 12:00:00 AM)
Jeffrey Record is a professor of strategy at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the author of Bounding the Global War on Terrorism (2004), Dark Victory: America's Second War against Iraq(2004), and Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win (Potomac Books, Inc., 2007). He served in Vietnam as a pacification adviser and received his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Atlanta.