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1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

By Robert Conroy

The US has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has in basic terms began to struggle. . . .

In 1945, background has reached a turning aspect. A negative new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as an alternative, the unthinkable happens. With their kingdom burned and shattered, jap lovers set in movement a frightening endgame--their objective: to take the United States down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide struggle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked by way of extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a struggle that has already expense such a lot of lives. because the eastern 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 objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's good fortune is without warning doubtful. As America's streets erupt in rioting, background will activate the acts of some key avid 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 hazard of all.

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All had been destroyed and no one knew where to begin. He looked behind him and saw that the pillar of the cloud had finally begun to stream away, and that it had lost much of its peculiar mushroom shape. It had begun to rain large, warm drops, and he wondered if the explosion had caused rain as well. Could the bomb have been so powerful that it changed the weather? At a point, he broke away from the main throng and struck out into the more rugged area around Mount Tara, which was to the north of Nagasaki.

It could easily be an ego-swelling experience, 1 9 4 5 | 21 and at times Harry Truman thought he could learn to like his new job. Truman entered the conference room, took his place at the head of the table, and gestured for the standing men to be seated. The only additional member of the group was Maj. Gen. Leslie Groves, the man who had administered and ramrodded the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bombs that had recently been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman gestured them to their seats and began with characteristic abruptness.

However, the camp was laid out in a sensible grid that made it possible for the MPs to drop Paul off only a little way from his destination, tent 721. They could have dropped him off right in front, but they wanted to show a little more of their superiority by letting him take a walk. 1 9 4 5 | 41 Paul tapped on a piece of plywood attached to the front of the tent as a crude knocker. “Come in,” a voice called, and Paul had that feeling that he’d been here before. It was uncannily like that last time in Germany.

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