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

Author: Shaara, Jeff

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345497956
SKU 223714759
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345497953
Release Date 1/10/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1T
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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."
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Annotation 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.
Editors Note NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With the war in Europe winding down in the spring of 1945, the United States turns its vast military resources toward a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan—the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle in the Pacific theater will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire Second World War, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. Meanwhile, stateside, a different kind of campaign is being waged in secret: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the horrific new weapon on a Japanese city. As President Harry S Truman mulls his options and Japanese physician Okiro Hamishita cares for patients at a clinic near Hiroshima, citizens on the home front await the day of reckoning that everyone knows is coming.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0480
Publisher Ballantine Books

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