Press and Praise

"A spellbinding narrative that uses Chinese, Russian and Japanese sources to expand the story of the first American attack on Japan during World War II."          

The Pulitzer Prize Committee

"A beautifully told account of the legendary Doolittle Raid... Thrilling and briliantly researched."         

Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and The Bedford Boys

"A terrific story and a cracking good read."          

Ian Toll, New York Times bestselling author of Pacific Crucible and The Conquering Tide

"Destined to become a classic."               

Nigel Hamilton, National Book Award finalist and author of Commander in Chief and The Mantle of Command

"Filled with great characters, great heroism, and great suffering, Target Tokyo is at once thorough, realistic, and thrilling."               

Evan Thomas, author of Sea of Thunder

"In Target Tokyo, James M. Scott, an accomplished naval historian, vividly narrates the saga of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's audacious raid, undoubtedly one of the greatest exploits of World War II... the story has been covered many times before, but never so fully as here."         

Alexander Rose, Wall Street Journal

"Marvelous... undoubtedly the most comprehensive account yet... [A] page turner."          

Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

"The Doolittle Raid and its effects need to be remembered. Target Tokyo will make them hard to forget."         

Ray Locker, USA Today

"Scott's tight prose and meticulous research provide a gripping and at times heartbreaking account of the raid."         

Bob Carden, Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] breakthrough work of popular history."         

Michael Glitz, Huffington Post