Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of character and events of that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts by men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable.
A compelling, meticulously researched saga, Pearl Harbor is also a novel of valor about those who took party in this cataclysmic moment in world history. It inaugurates a dramatic new Pacific War series that begins with the terrifying account of the day that started it all.
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen follow up their bestselling parallel-reality Civil War series with a World War II novel that imagines the results of a more successful Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. Combining extensive historical knowledge with inspired speculation, Gingrich and Forstchen provide a detailed description of the build-up to war (starting with Japan's invasion of China in the 1930s), and then create a highly plausible scenario of what would have happened if the aggressive Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had led the surprise attack rather then the more conservative Admiral Nagumo.
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- April 15, 2008
- April 15, 2008
- Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen