Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor they explored how history might have been changed if Admiral Yamamoto had directly led the attack on that fateful day, instead of remaining in Japan. Building on that promise, Days of Infamy starts minutes after the close of Pearl Harbor, as both sides react to the monumental events triggered by the presence of Admiral Yamamoto. In direct command of the six carriers of the attacking fleet, Yamamoto decides to launch a fateful "third-wave attack" on the island of Oahu, and then keeps his fleet in the area to hunt down the surviving American aircraft carriers, which by luck and fate were not anchored in the harbor on that day. Historians have often speculated about what might have transpired from legendary "matchups" of great generals and admirals. In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.Days of Infamy recounts this alternative history from a multitude of viewpoints---from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft. Gingrich and Forstchen have written a sequel that's as much a homage to the survivors of the real Pearl Harbor attack as it is an imaginative and thrilling take on America's entry into World War II. Praise for the first audiobook in the Pacific War Series, Pearl Harbor: "A thrilling tale of American's darkest day." --W.E.B. Griffin "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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by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
by Professor William McKeen
by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, Albert S. Hanser
by Philippa Gregory
by Harry Turtledove
by Mark Lawrence
by Jeff Shaara
"What would have happened if Japanese Admiral Yamamoto had personally led the attack on Pearl Harbor, instead of remaining in Japan? The authors' "living history" spins the story from the perspective of several real and imagined participants. William Dufris jumps into the tale with enthusiasm, capturing the terror, dread, and determination of those at home and on the front lines. He wisely refrains from using any hint of a Japanese accent for the members of that nation's military, instead treating them with the same respect accorded to their counterparts among the Allies. Students of military history will enjoy the book for its "what if?" perspective, and the rest of us will simply appreciate a ripping adventure for its own sake. R.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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