By Robert Conroy
The United States has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has purely began to struggle. . . .
In 1945, historical past 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 frightening endgame--their goal: to take the US down with them.
In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide struggle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked through extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a struggle that has already expense such a lot of lives. because the eastern 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 aim within the Pacific command--the invasion's luck is all of sudden doubtful. As America's streets erupt in rioting, heritage will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance traces 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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Paul sagged. That soon? Not even a few days’ respite? “Do I have time for a phone call? ” Ruger looked at his watch. “If we move fast, we can both make a phone call. Unless somebody changes their minds, we’ll be on a C-54 in about two and a half hours. You can forget the shower. ” Ruger stood up and Paul realized the captain was not as tall as he’d ﬁrst thought, only an inch or so taller than he was. Ruger held out his hand and Paul took it. Ruger’s grip was ﬁrm. “Morrell, welcome to whatever the hell we’re getting into.
He was a lean man, and when he 26 | ROBERT CONROY did lose weight, it came from muscle and not from any fat. He soon felt himself wasting away and knew that he would soon look just like the others. Men who’d been POWs longer than him looked like corpses, skeletal and covered with ulcerating sores. Several suffered from infections of the scrotum that caused the sac to balloon up several times larger than it should be. Dennis could only guess at their agony. Chambers tried not to torture himself by thinking about his wife and his home the way so many of the other POWs did.
Not in the slightest, Captain. ” Paul’s ﬁrst steps in the Paciﬁc theater would come soon. CHAPTER 7 • T he third atomic bomb followed its precursors at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and fell on Kokura, with the same devastation. Gen. Korechika Anami, minister of war, stared at the small group of grimfaced men who sat with him in that same bunker where Emperor Hirohito had been taken prisoner. The austere walls were now covered with maps and reports that charted the ﬂow of the war that was raging over their heads as American bombers pounded targets in Tokyo and its suburbs.
1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy