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By Robert Conroy

The USA has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has basically started to struggle. . . .

In 1945, background has reached a turning element. A poor new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet in its place, the unthinkable happens. With their kingdom burned and shattered, eastern enthusiasts set in movement a frightening endgame--their target: to take the US down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of global battle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked via extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a struggle that has already fee such a lot of lives. because the jap lash out with strategies that nobody 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 luck is without warning doubtful. As America's streets erupt in rioting, historical past will activate the acts of some key gamers from the fiery entrance strains 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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This only delayed the inevitable. He was a lean man, and when he 26 | ROBERT CONROY did lose weight, it came from muscle and not from any fat. He soon felt himself wasting away and knew that he would soon look just like the others. Men who’d been POWs longer than him looked like corpses, skeletal and covered with ulcerating sores. Several suffered from infections of the scrotum that caused the sac to balloon up several times larger than it should be. Dennis could only guess at their agony. Chambers tried not to torture himself by thinking about his wife and his home the way so many of the other POWs did.

She was trying not to cry but it was futile. News of the continued war had hit home with a bulletin that said yet another atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan, this one on a place called Kokura. Kokura sounded like a bird calling, not a city that had just been wiped off the face of the earth. “Paul, it was so terrible here after the peace collapsed. Everybody had been celebrating victory, and then the rug was pulled out from under our feet and the crash was sickening. Instead of your coming home to me, we all realized that soldiers were still going to be shipped overseas to fight and maybe die.

Were they drafting children the way the Germans did? He’d seen so many little boys in German uniforms, pretending they were soldiers, but using real bullets. Some were only ten or eleven years old, and a number of them had been killed or wounded by Americans who didn’t stop to ask their age. An enemy soldier with a gun was a threat, no matter how old he was. It occurred to Paul that the winner of this awful war might just be the last country with anyone left standing. They held each other in silence.

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