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1945

A Novel
Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
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America has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But Japan has only begun to fight . . . .

In 1945, history has reached a turning point. A terrible new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no choice but to surrender. But instead, the unthinkable occurs. With their nation burned and shattered, Japanese fanatics set in motion a horrifying endgame - their aim: to take America down with them. 

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic tale of World War II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked by extremists and a weary United States is forced to invade Japan as a last step in a war that has already cost so many lives. As the Japanese lash out with tactics that no one has ever faced before - from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze attacks that take out the highest-value target in the Pacific command - the invasion's success is suddenly in doubt. As America's streets erupt in rioting, history will turn on the acts of a few key players from the fiery front lines to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, while a mortally wounded enemy becomes the greatest danger of all.

©2007 Robert Conroy (P)2019 Tantor

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Interesting story

Pretty good story. Make you wonder what it would have been like if the US didn't have the atomic bomb.

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