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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: John Allen Nelson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Days of Infamy Series Release Date:
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Harry Turtledove, the alternate history master and author of Days of Infamy, brings his Pearl Harbor epic to a dramatic conclusion.

Six weeks ago, Imperial Japanese military forces conquered and occupied the Hawaiian Islands. A puppet king sits on Hawaii’s throne, his strings controlled by the general of the invasion force. American POWs, malnourished and weak, are enslaved as hard laborers until death takes them. Civilians fare little better, struggling to survive on dwindling resources. And families of Japanese origin find their loyalties divided.

Meanwhile, across the United States, from Pensacola, Florida, to San Diego, California, the military is marshaling its forces. Steel factories and fuel refineries are operating around the clock. New recruits are enlisting and undergoing rigorous training exercises—all for the opportunity to strike back and drive the enemy from American soil.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James | 8/31/2013

    " The sequel to Days of Infamy and conclusion to this alternate history based on the question of what would have happened had the Japanese military invaded and occupied Hawaii rather than bombing Pearl Harbor and retreating back to the western Pacific. Plausible and satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee Thackston | 7/21/2012

    " Book 2 just as good as the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 2/12/2011

    " Would have been a lot shorter of a book if the author didn't repeat things he had already said 3 or 4 times. Other than that, great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 6/24/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book and wished there was a follow on with more details about the characters who lived and their lives 5 or 10 years after the events in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, known as the “Master of Alternative History,” is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of a number of bestselling series and standalone novels. He received his PhD from UCLA in Byzantine history and worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He also served as the treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written a number of successful series, including the Crosstime Traffic series, the Darkness series, and the Worldwar I Colonization series, among others. His standalone works include Ruled Brittania, Every Inch a King, Conan of Venarium, Household Gods, and Justinian.