Diplomats & Admirals

Dale’s book recounts the mounting confrontation of diplomats on opposite shores of the Pacific Ocean that ends in war. The story begins with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who advocated for a strong Navy but was impeded by isolationists. On the Japanese side is Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who built an aircraft carrier fleet into the most powerful naval force on the planet. It brings to life those and additional persons who played major roles: Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Assistant Secretary Dean Acheson, Japanese Prime Ministers Konoe and Tojo, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and others. It shows that the war in the Pacific was the result of internal divisions in both the United States and Japan, and possible duplicity within the Roosevelt administration.