By Robert Conroy
The USA has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has purely began to struggle. . . .
In 1945, historical past has reached a turning element. A negative new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet in its place, the unthinkable happens. With their state burned and shattered, eastern lovers set in movement a frightening endgame--their objective: to take the USA down with them.
In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide battle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked by means of extremists and a weary usa is compelled to invade Japan as a final step in a battle 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 good fortune is unexpectedly unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, background will activate the acts of some key 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 threat of all.
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The fool had insisted on trying to negotiate a peace settlement with the Allies on terms that were unfavorable to the Empire. Later they would decide whether he had committed treason. Probably not, as he was not a soldier and had been following the wishes of his misguided emperor, Hirohito. Togo’s replacement, ex–prime minister Hideki Tojo, had been chosen by the military, and the news had sent shock waves through the Allies. Tojo had been one of the architects of the Pearl Harbor attack, but had borne the brunt of blame for the later failures of the military and been forced to resign.
A whimsical smile was on her face. “Two 36 | ROBERT CONROY hours? ” She grabbed her husband and Debbie’s younger brother and steered them out of the room. Debbie took Paul’s hands in hers and kneaded them in quiet desperation, as if willing them to stay. “Paul, it isn’t fair. You shouldn’t be going to ﬁght the Japanese. ” He put his arm around her and pulled her to him. It was a hot evening and she was wearing only a blouse and skirt cut short because of the wartime shortage of materials. He could feel the warmth and tantalizing smoothness of her skin underneath her clothing, and her slender legs were gorgeous.
FDR had operated in a world all his own, and Truman was only beginning to plumb its depths. He felt he had not disgraced himself at the recently concluded Potsdam conferences and was learning more each day about the ofﬁce of president. But he sometimes came near to despair at how little he knew and how much he had yet to learn. Truman had made few changes in FDR’s cabinet or command structure. Jim Byrnes had succeeded Stettinius as secretary of state, although Ambassador Grew had been a decent interim choice.
1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy