Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History
"Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast
On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations.
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A brilliantly written account of common men performing an incredible feat.
The Doolittle Raid in a new light
James Scott's new book on the Doolittle raid on Tokyo provides the reader with new information about the lead up and the raid and follows the participants right up to today. James Scott's research took him around the world to dig out new information about the first offensive strike by the U.S. after the devastating Pearl Harbor debacle.