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Ghosts of Honolulu : a Japanese spy, a Japanese American spy hunter, and the untold story of Pearl Harbor  Cover Image Book Book

Ghosts of Honolulu : a Japanese spy, a Japanese American spy hunter, and the untold story of Pearl Harbor / Mark Harmon ; Leon Carroll, Jr.


"Hawaii, 1941. The islands teem with spies, intelligence agents, and military officials. Toiling in the shadows are Douglas Wada, the only Japanese American agent in navel intelligence, and Takeo Yoshikawa, a Japanese spy sent to Pearl Harbor to learn everything he can about the US fleet. Douglas has lived in Honolulu all his life. He is Nisei: someone born in the United States as the child of Japanese immigrants. He becomes an undercover newspaper reporter, a wiretap translator, and later the interrogator of America's first captured POW of the Second World War -- all while struggling to be able to fight for his country. Takeo has spent the last three years learning English and reading every available resource about the United States Navy. He walks onto Honolulu's Pier 8 in March 1941 as a junior diplomat with the invented name of Tadashi Morimura. In reality, he is gathering highly classified information that goes straight to Admiral Yamamoto. Ghosts of Honolulu takes you deep into the remarkable true story of the leading Japanese spy in Hawaii, the American naval intelligence special agent searching for truth, and the ordinary people caught in the crosshairs of a world at war. With compelling storytelling and meticulous research, authors Mark Harmon and Leon Carroll draw you into a world in which your life depends on how you trust -- and one mistake could change the course of history." -- From dust jacket cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781400337019
  • ISBN: 1400337011
  • Physical Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Harper Select, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The boy from Honolulu -- Position players -- Setting the board -- Identity crisis -- Two waves -- Hunting ghosts -- Three years later-- Jus post bellum -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : The career of Douglas Toshio Wada, and the birth of NCIS -- Appendix B : Loose ends -- Appendix C : Following ghosts.
Subject: Yoshikawa, Takeo, 1912-1993.
Wada, Douglas (Douglas Toshio), 1910-
Espionage > United States > History.
Espionage > Japan > History.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
Spies > United States > Biography.
Spies > Japan > Biography.
United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 23 of 40 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 1 current hold with 40 total copies.
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Poplar Bluff - Main Library 327.12 HARMON (Text)
Memorial: In Memory Of: LuEtta Bernice Moehlenbrink. Presented By: Library Board of Trustees.
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