Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Book - 2012
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"It is the summer of 1942 and what our historians have called the Incredible Victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster in the world. Two of America's handful of carriers in the Pacific have blundered into a Japanese submarine picket line and have been sunk, while a third is destroyed the next day. The United States has only one carrier remaining in the Pacific against nine Japanese, while the ragtag remnants of U.S. battleships - an armada still reeling from the defeat at Pearl Harbor - are in even worse shape. Now the Pacific belongs to the Japanese. And it doesn't stop there as Japan thrust her sword in to the hilt. Alaska is invaded. Hawaii is under blockade. The Panama Canal is nearly plugged. Worst of all, the West Coast of America is ripe destruction as bombers of the Empire of the Sun bombard West Coast American cities at will. Despite these disasters, the U.S. begins to fight back. Limited counterattacks are made and a grand plan is put forth to lure the Japanese into an ambush that could restore the balance in the Pacific and give the forces of freedom a fighting chance once more."--Publisher.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2012
Description: viii, 343 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781451638516
Branch Call Number: Conr


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Sep 11, 2013

Nothing is certain in life, except, of course, death.

Sep 11, 2013

Killing the helpless was not the way of the warrior.

Sep 11, 2013

The fruits of war are tumbling into our mouths almost too quickly.


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Dec 10, 2017

An interesting concept, but I soon grew tired of the Japanese laughing as they attacked the Americans. Maybe they did, but it's stereotyping.

Mar 25, 2016

A thrilling depiction of how the Pacific War could have unfolded had a picket line of Japanese submarines encountered the American fleet on its way to the Battle of Midway. While the logistics of some of the military operations depicted require a moderate suspension of disbelief by the reader, this book will definitely be engrossing for anyone who is a fan of the alternative history genre.

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