Gordon W. Prange (1910-1980) served during World War II as an officer in the naval reserve and, during the occupation of Japan, served in the General Headquarters as a civilian. He was chief of General Douglas McArthur's G-2 Historical Section and director of the Military History Section. He taught history at the University of Maryland from 1937 until his death.
Prange's exhaustive interviews of people on both sides enable him to tell the story in such personal terms that the reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account. --The New York Times Book Review
Diligent, thorough, and evenhanded...At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor. --Chicago Sun-Times
"Fast-paced and engrossing . . . if any book can be called 'definitive, ' At Dawn We Slept deserves the accolade."--Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"It will be the single, essential work on the subject from now on."--Houston Chronicle
"An unparalleled historical achievement . . . the account reads with the intensity of a suspense novel."--Milwaukee Journal
"From first to last--responsible, intelligent, absorbing . . . the book is most outstanding." --Kirkus Reviews