University of Pittsburgh
December 2, 2008

Why Did Japan Attack? Pitt Expert Donald Goldstein, Author of "At Dawn We Slept," Available for Comment on 67th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Reporters preparing articles about the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor can arrange interviews with Donald Goldstein, a professor in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, interim director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, and a leading expert on Pearl Harbor. He is the author or coauthor of 25 books, including two best-sellers, "At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor" (McGraw-Hill, 1981) and "Miracle at Midway" (McGraw-Hill, 1983).

In 2006, Goldstein donated his private collection of historical World War II materials to Pitt-pushing Pitt's Discover a World of Possibilities capital campaign past the $1 billion mark in gifts and pledges. The Goldstein Collection includes about 4,400 books, 13,000 photographs, 300 films and videotapes, and transcripts of 200 interviews with Japanese and American participants in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The collection was independently appraised at $890,000.

Goldstein is available at 412-648-1026 (office) and

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