Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th (Pearl Harbor #1)
This powerful saga covers the heroic highs and horrifying lows of America?s darkest day?from the White House to the Wheeler Army Air Field, from top-brass military officers, national leaders, and admirals to the ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. Compelling and meticulously researched, this novel of valor stretches from the chambers of the Emperor of Japan all
I've read other alternate histories by the author(s) and while I go 4 stars on this one I think it doesn't quite reach the quality level of some other of their works.
Why? Well the book is on a subject that fascinates me (at least some what) as I'm a long time history buff and find WW2 one of the most interesting times in history as so much hung in the balance and it set up so much of what has come since. What would have happened ha ...more
In this two-book series (of which this is the first), the writer basically one thing: Instead of sitting in Japan during the attack, Admiral Yamamoto sailed with the Japanese fleet.
In the real battle of Pearl Harbor, Admiral Nagumo called off the third wave ...more
This refers to a hardcover copy of the book (thus no editorial or spelling errors as I've seen mentioned in the eBook copy) which I received as a gift.
Disclaimer: I love history, and because of this my review might be a bit biased toward this subject. But I think even if you're not a history lover, you'll like this book. The depth of the characterization for both the Japanese and Americans crucial to this book is so wonderful that you find yourself an admirer of both Commander Mi ...more
Pearl Harbor by Newt Gingrich tells a story about the time after World War I. The Untied States have a new rival that is coming after them. It focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the different perspectives of it.
Cecils and his friend who is an American officer are on a military ship in Japan. They meet a person named Fuchida who is Japan pilot. Cecils and Fuchida take a plane trip to Tokyo and Fuchida shows Cecils some flying techniques on how to bomb ships. ...more
The book does a good job of examining the diplomacy, and lack of it, that led up to the attack, but it takes around 250 pages of doing that before an actual hint of any major change happens. That's almost 70% of the book done before we get a hint of a change, and it's later than that when the change becomes noticeabl ...more