Harding's thorough research reconstructs the Cynthia Olson's last days While the story of the Cynthia Olson often appears as a side note in other histories about Pearl Harbor, this harrowing account brings it to the fore, telling how a Japanese submarine was able to sail close to the U.S. mainland and sink an unarmed ship in the hours before America entered World War II Will appeal to nautical and military historians alike.”
Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/16
A detailed, well-researched book presented in a logical fashionwill appeal most to Pearl Harbor scholars and those interested in submarine warfare.”
—New York Journal of Books
"Harding takes a minor incident that could be reduced to a single sentence and, despite the lack of hard information about many aspects of the event, turns it into a fast-paced piece of historical detective work with very human dimensions and consequences...An engaging and satisfying book."
—Stone & Stone
—Seattle Book Review
—Michigan War Studies Review