The Pearl Harbor CollectionSUMMARYThere is no better, more authoritative chronicle of Pearl Harbor and its repercussions than the three Gordon W. Prange titles collected here.The year 2001 marks the 60th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War II—an event precipitated by Japan's devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.At Dawn We Slept is a masterful work, 37 years in the making, that tells the story of Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives. It's a crucial piece of history—and a gripping, richly textured human drama as well.Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of Historyplaces the attack in a larger context via a close and compelling examination of its precursors and consequences.Dec.7, 1941is the culmination of Prange's brilliant study of Pearl Harbor: a riveting, moment-by-moment account that captures the diplomatic intrigue, the brutal combat, and the human beings—on both sides of the battle—whose lives were irrevocably altered on that fateful morning. Absorbing, enlightening, and unstintingly dramatic, this commemorative boxed set is as relevant to those who remember what FDR called "a day that will live in infamy" as it is to younger people just learning about this vital chapter in American history.Author BioGORDON 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.