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This copy of “Pearl Harbor” is autographed by Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The beginning of the Pacific War Series, this active history novel by Speaker Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen considers alternatives that could have changed the course of WWII. Rather than simply presenting a what if scenario, the authors depict the minds of the Americans, British, and Japanese who fought the war. The authors’ research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action, beginning with the Japanese invasion of China.
Praise for “Pearl Harbor”
A politician and a novelist, each an accomplished historian in his own right, are emerging as master authors of alternative history. In this what if treatment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Speaker Gingrich and William Forstchen combine their talents to make the diplomacy as suspenseful as the combat, even for readers who know what happens next–or think they know. The authors’ mastery of both the broad sweep of events and the details of naval war and military technology give their counterfactual scenarios an unusual degree of plausibility, concluding with a version of the Japanese attack that guarantees a fictional Pacific war even more terrible than the one that began on December 7, 1941.
-Dennis Showalter, former president of the Society of Military Historians
“Masterful storytelling that not only captures the heroic highs and hellish lows of that horrific day which lives on in infamy–it resonates with today’s conflicts and challenges.”
-William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling Author of “The Saboteurs”
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