Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor - James M. Scott

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

By James M. Scott

  • Release Date: 2015-04-13
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings


Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History

"Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast

On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations.


  • The Doolittle Raid in a new light

    By Tiamark
    James Scott's new book on the Doolittle raid on Tokyo provides the reader with new information about the lead up and the raid and follows the participants right up to today. James Scott's research took him around the world to dig out new information about the first offensive strike by the U.S. after the devastating Pearl Harbor debacle.