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The Final Storm A Novel of the War in the Pacific (Hardcover)

Author:  Jeff Shaara
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0345497945
ISBN-13: 9780345497949
Sku: 218171489
Publish Date: 5/17/2011
Pages:  446
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With a narrative dexterity befitting his status as a master storyteller, Shaara relates the story of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island.
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When the United States military refocuses on the war in Japan after the defeat of Germany, the island of Okinawa is targeted as part of a plan to halt conflicts that are inflicting massive casualties on both sides, prompting B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets to accept a mission with world-changing implications.
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Victory in Europe is no solace to the soldiers grinding bloodily away in the Pacific Theater at the end of the Second World War. Jeff Shaara's THE FINAL STORM takes a close-up look at the Battle of Okinawa as American troops contend with desperate Japanese, the burdened U.S. admiral tries to balance personalities within the joint chiefs of command, and a pressured Imperial Army General who realizes his homeland cannot be defended against the coming Allied onslaught. Meanwhile, United States scientists inch closer to a secret destined to end the war in a deadly flash, and render moot all the ground and sea chess matches that so absorb the novel's cast.
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Expert Review The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara - Book Review
By: ManOfLaBook.com Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/17/2011 3:11 AM
The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara is a historical fiction novel which focuses on America’s war in the Pacific instead of Europe. Mr. Shaara points out that he didn’t intend to write this book but got many letters for fans and WWII veterans who fought there. Good for us! The book follows the battle of Okinawa through the eyes of the grunts on the ground and the commanders of both the American and Japanese forces....read the full review

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"Plucking real-life figures directly from the pages of history and deploying them alongside fictional characters, Shaara whips up all the fury and the frenzy associated with the final days of the war." - Margaret Flanagan 05/01/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0446
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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