By Robert Conroy
The USA has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has merely started to struggle. . . .
In 1945, heritage has reached a turning aspect. A negative new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as an alternative, the unthinkable happens. With their state burned and shattered, eastern enthusiasts set in movement a scary endgame--their goal: to take the USA down with them.
In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of global battle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked via extremists and a weary usa is compelled to invade Japan as a final step in a conflict that has already fee such a lot of lives. because the jap lash out with strategies that not anyone has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's luck is all at once unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, historical past will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance strains to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best probability of all.
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Roosevelt could accept this comment, but not Garner’s temerity in trying to unseat Roosevelt as president. Garner had been dumped from the ticket, and it had brought about the 1940 pairing of Roosevelt with Henry Wallace. When Wallace’s infatuation with Joseph Stalin and all things politically far left, if not Communist, became known, he too became unacceptable. Enter Harry Truman, who was loyal, hardworking, honest, American, and not likely to lust after FDR’s job. For the eighty-odd days he had served as vice president, Truman had been content to accept the honor of the ofﬁce as a reward for long years of faithful service to his country and the Democratic Party.
Hi,” the young man said shyly. He was in uniform, and his gold lieutenant’s bars shone in the light from the house. Debbie Winston screamed and hugged the man at her door, then covered his face with kisses, which he urgently returned. “Wow,” 2nd Lt. Paul Morrell said when they ﬁnally broke for air. ” Debbie stopped any further attempt at conversation by again covering his face with kisses while she dragged him into the living room. The clamor had brought the rest of Debbie’s family, and they greeted Paul warmly with hugs and handshakes.
Our predecessors thought that the treaty with the Soviet Union would render moot any need to protect those lands from those we thought were our allies. Thus, the Russian landings were virtually unopposed. ” Sugiyama’s report did not mention the hundreds of thousands of Japanese soldiers either still ﬁghting battles in the islands of the Paciﬁc, or who were withering and starving after being bypassed by the American navy, which could sail anyplace it wished. He was told almost four hundred thousand of Japan’s best soldiers were isolated from the home islands by distance and the American navy.