The Independent Institute has compiled this archive of valuable resources on the history of the lead-up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.


Articles, Debates, Interviews, Transcripts

Advance Warning? The Red Cross Connection, by Daryl S. Borgquist; June 1999 [Article]

The Case for Pearl Harbor Revisionism, by Stephen J. Sniegoski; September 20, 2004 [Article]

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy, by Robert Higgs; December 7, 2008 [Blog Post]

December 7, 1941: A Setup from the Beginning, by Robert B. Stinnett; December 7, 2000 [Article]

Decoding Pearl Harbor: USN Cryptanalysis and the Challenge of JN-25B in 1941, by Timothy Wilford; January 2002 [Article]

The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, by John T. Flynn; October 1944 [Article]

Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?: An Interview with Robert Stinnett, by Douglas Cirignano; March 11, 2002 [Interview]

Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack Congress of the United States Seventy-Ninth Congress 1946 [Transcripts]

How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War, by William Henry Chamberlin [Article]

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor, by Robert Higgs; December 7 2010 [Article]

It’s Pearl Harbor Day — Trot Out the Official Fable, by Robert Higgs [Blog Article]

Journalist Uses FOIA to Uncover “Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor”, by Beverly Kees; July 25, 2000 [Article]

The Oval Office Liars’ Club, by Robert Higgs; November 24, 2001 [Article]

Pearl Harbor: An Exchange, with Gore Vidal and Ian Buruma; May 17, 2001 (New York Review of Books) [Debate]

Pearl Harbor: Antecedents, Background and Consequences, by James J. Martin [Article]

The Pearl Harbor Deception, by Robert B. Stinnett; December 2, 2002 [Article]

Pearl Harbor: Official Lies in an American War Tragedy? with Robert B. Stinnett; May 24, 2000 [Forum Announcement, Forum Audio, Forum Transcript]

Pearl Harbor: The Prequel, by Daniel Nassim; May 30, 2001 [Article]

Pearl Harbor Historiography: A Lesson in Academic Housecleaning, by Gary North; Decembr 9, 2013 [Article]

Pearl Harbor Scapegoat, by James L. Holloway III; Octiber 6, 2000 [Article]

Pentagon Still Scapegoats Pearl Harbor Fall Guys, by Robert B. Stinnett; December 7, 2001 [Article]

Reporter, Historian Debate Whether FDR Knew Pearl Harbor Would Be Hit, by Dave Yanovitz; July 17, 2001 [Article]

Revisionism and the Historical Blackout, by Harry Elmer Barnes; 1953 [Article]

Robert Stinnett Responds to NSA’s Pearl Harbor Claims, by Anthony Gregory; December 10, 2008 [Article]

Things You Can’t Say in America FDR Knew About the Attack on Pearl Harbor, by Alexander Cockburn; June 8, 2001 [Article]

The Truth About Pearl Harbor: A Debate, with Robert B. Stinnett vs. Stephen Budiansky; January 30, 2003 [Article]

Warning at Pearl Harbor: Leslie Grogan and the Tracking of the Kido Butai, by Brian Villa and Timothy Wilford; April 2001 [Article]

Was Pearl Harbor Really a Surprise?, by Hiroaki Sato; January 29, 2001 [Article]

Pearl Harbor Bibliography: Magazines [Assembled by Leigh Kimmel]

Book Reviews

The Conspiracies of Empire, by H. Arthur Scott Trask

Day of Deceit, by Robert B. Stinnett: Comments

Day of Deceit, by Robert D. Stinnett: Review, by Justus Doenecke (Journal of American History)

Roberta Wohlstetter’s Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, by CMDR Charles C. Hiles, USN (Ret.)

Why Roosevelt Wanted Japan to Attack Pearl Harbor, by Morton Kaplan (World & I)


Admiral Kimmel’s Story, by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

And I Was There: Pearl Harbor and Midway—Breaking the Secrets, by Edwin T. Layton, Roger Pineau, and John Costello

America First: The Battle Against Interventionism, 1940-1941, by Wayne S. Cole

American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932-1940, by Charles A. Beard

Back Door to War: The Roosevelt Foreign Policy, 1933-1941, by Charles C. Tansill

Beyond Pearl Harbor: Essays on Some Historical Consequences of the Crisis in the Pacific in 1941, by James J. Martin

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, by Robert Stinnett

Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill: The Shocking Truth Revealed, by John Costello

Delusions of Power: New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy, by Robert Higgs

FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr., and Anita Folsom

The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, by Rear Admiral Robert O. Theobald

Global Mission, by Henry H. Arnold, General of the Air Force

Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath, by John Toland

No Clear and Present Danger, by Bruce M. Russett

On the Treadmill to Pearl Harbor: The Memoirs of Admiral James O. Richardson, U.S.N. (Retired), edited by George C. Dyer, VADM

Pearl Harbor: After a Quarter of a Century, by Harry Elmer Barnes [Online Book]

The Pearl Harbor Cover-Up, by Bruce Bartlett

Pearl Harbor: The Story of the Secret War, by George Morgenstern

The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable, by George Victor

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: A Critical Examination of the Foreign Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Its Aftermath, edited by Harry E. Barnes

President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War 1941: Appearances and Realities, by Harry E. Barnes

The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn

Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor, by Edward L. Beach

Pearl Harbor Bibliography: Books, A-M [Assembled by Leigh Kimmel]

Pearl Harbor Bibliography: Books, N-Z [Assembled by Leigh Kimmel]