Here at Arbor Trace we have MANY talented residents. One of those residents is an author and has published a new book!
Resident Carl Steinhouse’s book, “Yamamoto’s Dilemma”, on the Pacific war, Vol I, has been published.
President Roosevelt cut off vital war supplies to raw material-poor Japan. Leaders of Japan decided they must go to war and called on their brilliant Admiral Yamamoto to plan the surprise attack.
Yamamoto decided the most damage he could do was a sudden air attack on Pearl Harbor, where the United States Navy kept most of its Pacific Fleet moored. But Yamamoto warned his superiors, not to do it! Japan could not win a war with America. Japan would do well for 6 months and maybe even up to a year, but not after that, he warned, the American industrial base will have geared up, and will outproduce Japan by a wide margin.
They simply ignored Yamamoto’s warnings and, with his planning, went to war with the United States. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a huge success, except for the fact that none of the American carriers were in Pearl at the time. The Japanese sank mainly the old battleships.
By mid-1942, Americans went on the offensive sinking several Japanese carrier in the Battle of Midway and invading and taking Guadalcanal, giving truth to Yamamoto’s warning
The Japanese simply could not believe the Americans could break their codes and this was Yamamoto’s undoing. American code breakers intercepted and decoded his plans to visit the front and sent fighter planes to meet the Admiral’s plane, and meet it they did, shooting it down and killing Yamamoto.
Volume 2 will cover the Pacific War from mid-1943 (post Yamamoto) to mid-1944 and featuring the American admirals on the march.
Carl states “An unbiased reviewer, my wife, said this was my best book yet!”