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This great question of Pearl Harbor -- what did we know and when did we know it? -- has been argued for years. But no investigator has ever been able to prove that foreknowledge of the attack existed at the highest levels.
Until now. After decades of Freedom of Information Act requests, Robert B. Stinnett has gathered the long-hidden evidence that shatters every shibboleth of Pearl Harbor. Not only was the attack expected, it was deliberately provoked through an eight-step program devised by the Navy. Whereas previous investigators have claimed that our government did not crack Japan's military codes before December 7, 1941. Stinnett offers cable after cable of decryptions. He proves that a Japanese spy on the island transmitted information -- including a map of bombing targets -- beginning on August 21, and that we knew all about it.
The evidence is overwhelming. At the highest levels -- on FDR's desk -- America had ample warning of the pending attack. At those same levels, it was understood that the isolationist American public would not support a declaration of war unless we were attacked first. The result was a plan to anger Japan, to keep the loyal officers responsible for Pearl Harbor in the dark, and thus to drag America into the greatest war of her existence.
Day of Deceit is the definitive final chapter on America's greatest secret and our worst military disaster. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “It is difficult, after reading this copiously documented book, not to wonder about previously unchallenged assumptions about Pearl Harbor.” 

    New York Times

  • “Stinnett has come as close as any mortal will to proving not only that the president had a pretty shrewd idea the Japanese planned to attack, but that he did everything in his power, short of declaring war, to make sure they would. After almost sixty years—and the destruction of intelligence documents—a single ‘smoking gun’ will never be found. But the case put together by Stinnett during thirteen years of research, painstaking use of the Freedom of Information Act, and interview with participants, is more than persuasive.” 

    Independent (London)

  • “Stinnett provides overwhelming evidence that FDR and his top advisers knew that Japanese warships were heading towards Hawaii. The heart of his argument is even more inflammatory: Stinnett argues that FDR, who desired to sway public opinion in support of US entry into WWII, instigated a policy intended to provoke a Japanese attack…If Stinnett is right, FDR has a lot to answer for—namely, the lives of those Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor. Stinnett establishes almost beyond question that the US Navy could have at least anticipated the attack.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An explosive, well-written look at the events leading up to the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, including FDR’s provocation of the attack, by  a WWII veteran and longtime journalist…Stinnett has left no stone unturned in this account, which should rewrite the historical record of WWII.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Robert Stinnett served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1946, where he earned ten battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. Before devoting himself to writing Day of Deceit, he was a photographer and journalist for the Oakland Tribune. He was also a consultant on the Pacific War for the BBC, Asahi Television, and NHK Television in Japan. He lives in Oakland, California.