Thomas Dunne Books
On Sale: April 29, 2008
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In 2007, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R.
Forstchen launched a new epic adventure series about World
War II in the Pacific, with their book Pearl
Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, 1941, which
instantly rocketed to the New York Times bestseller
Gingrich and Forstchen’s now critically
acclaimed approach, which they term “active history,”
examines how a change in but one decision might have
profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor
they explored how history might have been changed if Admiral
Yamamoto had directly led the attack on that fateful day,
instead of remaining in Japan. Building on that promise,
Days of Infamy starts minutes after the close of
Pearl Harbor, as both sides react to the monumental events
triggered by the presence of Admiral Yamamoto. In direct
command of the six carriers of the attacking fleet, Yamamoto
decides to launch a fateful “third-wave attack” on the
island of Oahu, and then keeps his fleet in the area to hunt
down the surviving American aircraft carriers, which by luck
and fate were not anchored in the harbor on that
Historians have often speculated about what
might have transpired from legendary “matchups” of great
generals and admirals. In this story of the aftermath of
Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted
against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey
in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.
Infamy recounts this alternative history from a
multitude of viewpoints---from President Roosevelt, Prime
Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to
American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing
the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft.
Gingrich and Forstchen have written a sequel that’s as much
a homage to the survivors of the real Pearl Harbor attack as
it is an imaginative and thrilling take on America’s entry
into World War II.
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