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is a novel written in 2007 by 1945 Robert Conroy, the author of other alternate history novels, such as and 1901 . 1862
Plot summary [ edit ]
1945 depicts what could have happened if Japan's surrender in World War II had been successfully preempted by extremists, forcing U.S. President Harry S. Truman to order more atomic bombings and an invasion of the Japanese home islands, continuing the Pacific Campaign into early 1946. Features that are prominent throughout the book include the viewpoints of infighting among the Japanese officers responsible for the military coup of the Japanese government, the imprisonment and breakout of Hirohito, the vicious combat between Japanese and American units on Kyushu and their respective naval forces in the Pacific, the efforts behind enemy lines by intelligence officers and POWs, the death of Douglas MacArthur, the Soviet Union's extended involvement in Japan, and the mass protests in the US to end the war.
Literary significance and reception [ edit ]
Booklist said that 1945 was "realistic to the point of gruesomeness, 1945 recalls David Westheimer’s classic ." Lighter than a Feather [1 ] said that Conroy explored the carnage of war through various viewpoints with "moving and thought provoking results". Publishers Weekly [2 ]
References [ edit ]
(2010) Red Inferno: 1945
Castro's Bomb (2011)
Himmler's War (2011)
North Reich (2012)
Rising Sun (2012)
1920: America's Great War (2013)
Liberty 1784: The Second War for Independence (2014)