Yamamoto Isoroku

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 (yä′mə-mō′tō, -mä-), Isoroku 1884-1943.
Japanese naval officer who planned Japan's naval strategies during World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941).
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The outline of Beekman's tale is familiar: the emerging concordance between Churchill and Roosevelt in opposition to the Axis; the protracted effort to keep the Soviet Union afloat; the developing Pacific strategy of Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, later pursued by Prime Minister Tojo Hideki; Roosevelt's vigorous response to Japanese expansionism; and finally Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
That's why 50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World is so important not just for military collections but for high school and college-level students of world history: it details both early and modern military leaders who made a strong impact on human history, from Genghis Khan to Yamamoto Isoroku. Chapters focus on how and why they impacted history so greatly.
The main strategist of the Pearl Harbor attack, Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, a highly intelligent man who had studied at Harvard and knew the US very well, had been a vocal opponent of the war.