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Panic on the Pacific : how America prepared for a West Coast invasion / Bill Yenne.

Yenne, Bill, 1949- [Browse]
  • Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2016]
  • ©2016
xxi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America-the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until the end of the war, a dizzying mix of battle preparedness and rampant paranoia swept the states. Japanese immigrants were herded into internment camps. Factories were camouflaged to look like small towns. The Rose Bowl was moved to North Carolina. Airport runways were so well hidden even American pilots couldn't find them. There was panic on the Pacific coast: the Japanese were coming."-- From publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index.
Three states on the eve of war -- The General : John Lesesne DeWitt -- An army before dawn -- DeWitt's army -- A distant, vulnerable land -- The sudden darkness of fear -- The unthinkable realization -- A theater of woeful shortages -- The Japanese next door -- The battle of the California coast -- The spies next door -- Into the cold uncertainty of a new year -- In a climate of fear -- The cactuses of Goleta -- The battle of Los Angeles -- The boss out here -- Hidden in plane sight -- Illusion in the Emerald City -- The great Japanese offensive -- The submarines return -- Bringing the war ashore -- The final blows came from the sky -- The waning power of the boss -- Pacific vision -- Invasion day -- The battle is joined -- Beyond the first contact.
Other title(s):
How America prepared for a West Coast invasion
  • 1621574970 (hardcover)
  • 9781621574972 (hardcover)
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